Jerry Belland has been on the Wisconsin art scene for four decades, winning awards and fellowships and working out of 16th Street Studios in Racine.
But when Belland was featured in Re:Vision Art Gallery’s showing for Second Saturday, he was mainly interested in getting feedback on his latest works: cartoons.
“After being in a phase of questioning what people thought of my art — like, ‘what are they thinking; do they like my work?’— cartooning is where it all ended up,” said Belland, 68, a retired painting and drawing teacher.
The gallery on Re:Vision’s second floor included several paintings, including some of the estimated 150 cartoons Belland has painted so far. His cartoons lampoon everyday topics from religious arguments, farmers and politics.
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