Join the Celebration! One Year Anniversary Open House Thursday May 24th

Come enjoy a slice of “birthday cake”, mingle with art lovers and artists, all while admiring Ben Grant’s current exhibition “Standard Deviation”. The open house is Thursday May 24th 5 to 7 pm at the gallery.

The Gallery will be closed Friday May 25th and Saturday May 26th 2012 as we celebrate the Memorial Day weekend.

 

 

Two Upcoming Solo Exhibitions set for June/July and September/October

We are pleased to announce the next two upcoming solo exhibitions in our 2012 season. Stop back later to see more images from these upcoming shows!

"Kitten"- 16x23

June 15 to July 28  “Recollection”

We will be presenting the whimsical and thought inspiring work of Cassie Marie Edwards.  Currently painting and teaching out of state, Cassie has long and strong ties to Wisconsin. Cassie Marie will be presenting a collection of her recent works, all images inspired by animal figurines, toys and curios.



 

 

 

 

September 14 to October 27

Well known Milwaukee area artist Michael Santini will be the subject of this solo exhibition. Michael’s inspirational paintings capture some of the style and allegory of classic renaissance paintings, but with a treatment that is unique to his vision.

“Standard Deviation” Opens April 20th with Artists Reception 5-8 PM

River Edge Gallery will feature new works by Madison artist Ben Grant. The exhibition, entitled Standard Deviation will begin on Friday, April 20 and run through Saturday, June 2.

The opening for this show of Op Art-inspired abstract paintings is slated for Friday, April 20 at the gallery from 5:00 – 8:00pm. River Edge Gallery is located at 184 S. Main St. in the historic district of Thiensville on the banks of the Milwaukee River. Visitors will enjoy a reception and discussion with the artist.

The works in Standard Deviation are abstract, yet his abstractions are rooted in photographs or other art historical source materials. “By using images of such an iconic nature,” Grant explains, “I hope to put forth images…that become painting elements that resonate as slightly ominous backdrops for the interplay of formal expressions.”

He adds that he does not use sketches to compose his work. “Instead I envision the procedural steps I must follow to come up with an outcome, which is in no way preordained.” His influences include painters like Bridget Riley, Barnett Newman, Jonathan Lasker and others.

Born in Canton, NY, Grant earned his BFA at Cooper Union College in New York City in 2002. He is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. His optically charged, abstract work has shown in New York, Chicago and Wisconsin.

“We are excited to present Ben’s work to our community,” remarks Kathy Tatterson, Gallery Director. “This is a great opportunity to offer such dazzling Wisconsin art to the Ozaukee County region.”

Ben Grant shares his vision with an opening night guest