Joint exhibition with Milwaukee artists Katie Hunt and Gregory Johnson opens in the Schlueter Art Gallery
August 31, 2006
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee artists Katie Hunt and Gregory Johnson exhibit Figures - works in oil and acrylic - in the Schlueter Art Gallery at Wisconsin Lutheran College September 8 through October 13 with an opening reception September 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Hunt, who graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2001, displays vibrant work consisting of life-size images of human figures in resting positions meant to capture the mystery of sleep and tranquility. "My passion for beautiful, saturated colors provides a way to reduce the vulnerability of each resting figure," says Hunt. "By exaggerating hue, I set up a paradox between the aggressive, confident color and the tranquil repose of the figure."
In a fantasy world of crocodile men and dwarves, Johnson, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, tells the story of modern man's struggle to become more than a machine. Johnson is influenced by Albrecht Dürer, Odd Nerdrum, C.S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer as well as folklore from around the world.
The Schlueter Art Gallery is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-9 p.m. Sunday. For more information regarding this show, contact Kate Mau, art gallery exhibition manager, at (414) 443-8873 or visit the Schlueter Art Gallery website at wlc.edu/gallery.
Wisconsin Lutheran College is a liberal arts college located in the west side of Milwaukee.