Please welcome Milwaukee artist Pamela Anderson to River Edge Gallery June 14th through August 3rd for a solo exhibition of her most recent paintings. Pamela likes to say she came into this world with crayons in her hands. Her bold and colorful strokes are created from the conscious and unconscious. Her works, typically large scale and untitled, are created with acrylics or oils on canvas or paper.
“My recent body of work is filled with bright, undiluted color. Bold and colorful strokes are created from the conscious and the unconscious communicating with each other. Drawing from my dreams, imagination and intuitions I create shapes, textures and hues that transfer my unfettered emotion onto the canvas and paper. Playful forms and shades challenge and engage your imagination. I feel that abstract art converses and allows us to connect and share experience where we draw on the universal energies and symbols that are common to us all.” – PAMELA ANDERSON
The show will open with a reception 5-8 PM on Friday June 14th where Pamela would be happy to share her inspirations and techniques with you. Please join us!
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Please join artist Harold E Hansen Friday April 26th 5-8 pm at the opening reception for his exhibition of remarkable fine art lithographs and watercolor and oil paintings.
The show, entitled Harold E Hansen: Realist, is a collection of his intricate stone lithography and oil and watercolor paintings. The exhibition will open with a reception with the artist Friday, April 26 from 5-8 pm and runs through Saturday, June 8, 2013.
His work reflects impressions of his many travels, both here and abroad. “I’ve been to 48 states and eight countries,” he reflects. “When I see something that really grabs me inside, I know it’s something that I want to try to do.” Subjects include The Louvre in Paris, Stonehenge and various other sites in Europe and the US.
Hansen’s influences include Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth and Eric Sloane. However, his inspiration for lithography came from his days as a student at the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. “The first major influence for my lithography was a print of the tower of the Indianapolis train station”, he explains.
A prolific artist, Hansen has done 88 editions of stone lithographs since 1981 in addition to over a thousand oil and watercolor paintings. His work hangs in private collections throughout the US and includes commissioned pieces for corporations such as Quad Graphics. In 1985 he published Sketches of Cedarburg, which focused on architectural details of the city. He also owned the Harold E Hansen Gallery in Cedarburg from 1998 to 2003. In 2011 he won the Merchandise Award from the Wisconsin Watercolor Society.
“We’re excited to showcase Harold’s fine works,” says Kathleen Tatterson, River Edge Gallery Director. “His intricate lithographs offer a unique view of familiar places.”
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River Edge Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Madison artist Teresa Getty’s new exhibition Friday, February 8th. The show, entitled Songs, Sonnets and Stolen Lines, is a collection of ethereal, surrealistic images in multimedia. The exhibition will open with a reception with the artist Friday, February 8th from 5-8 pm. The show runs through Saturday, April 6th, 2013.
Join Teresa for a presentation on art interpretation Experience: Your Way into a Work of Art on Saturday March 16th at 2 PM. Click here for more information
Her work addresses the relationship and perceived dichotomy of the biological and mechanical worlds. The process of forming and reforming her works builds physical and emotional depth to the images. A combination of silver point, oils, gouache, acrylic ink and graphite are used to form the images against a white background.
“I am compelled to paint about these things because of Miranda, my medically challenged daughter” explains Getty. “Her life highlights a universal experience of temporality and transformation.”
Getty moved between scientific and creative fields before receiving her BFA at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. She teaches at UW Madison, is a docent at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Contemporary Art, and conducts creative workshops at the Madison Public Library.
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