Art Gallery

Located in the Fine Arts Center (Southview), the Fine Arts Gallery hosts a variety of exhibits from community and student artists.

Fine Art Exhibit

New Art Exhibit Features Work from UW Colleges Faculty

March 30, 2014 - May 2, 2014
 
This series of pieces strives for vertical stature, but is really involved with motion and transformation. The wings are reaching out, exploring the horizontal space that surrounds them. Some seem to embody the energy that formed the whole, rippling outward; flowing into the environment they’ve struggled to rise above. Other works, perhaps like a creeper plant, send probing feelers out to examine this unfamiliar space, tentative and fragile. At times the balconies seem stable and vibrant, actively orbiting around the central structure, helping to lift the piece higher. The gravity defying structures at other times spiral away seemingly out of control. I am very much interested in this flow from layer to layer as they undulate off their core and, am equally concerned with the relationship between the vertical and the horizontal balancing act.
 

Pieces by Tom Fleming, professor of art at UW-Marathon County, feature salt-fired porcelain, while Frank Zetzman, professor of art at UW-Fox Valley, uses ceramic, acrylic, bone, iron and wood in his work.

 Statements from the featured artists:

 Tom Fleming – This series of pieces strives for vertical stature, but is really involved with motion and transformation.  The wings are reaching out, exploring the horizontal space that surrounds them. Some seem to embody the energy that formed the whole, rippling outward; flowing into the environment they’ve struggled to rise above. Other works, perhaps like a creeper plant, send probing feelers out to examine this unfamiliar space, tentative and fragile.  At times the balconies seem stable and vibrant, actively orbiting around the central structure, helping to lift the piece higher. The gravity defying structures at other times spiral away seemingly out of control.  I am very much interested in this flow from layer to layer as they undulate off their core and, am equally concerned with the relationship between the vertical and the horizontal balancing act.

 Frank Zetzman – The origins of my pieces exhibited began about three years ago when I started collecting clay and slurry buckets remaining in the studio.  These clay bucket remains are transformed into landforms by firing, painting, adding additional symbolic elements, and integrating the piece into a wood base to create the illusion of scale, spaces and places.    

 

Gallery Hours

Monday & Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

(hours subject to change)

To schedule a special gallery appointment outside regular hours, contact Art Senior Lecturer Timothy Booth.