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Dwelling: The Art of Dara Larson

Dwelling: The Art of Dara Larson

August 25 - September 12, 2014

Closing reception: Friday, September 12 – 5-8PM / Artist lecture @ 7PM

The UWM Union Art Gallery is delighted to present Dwelling: The Art of Dara Larson, a collection of works exploring the relationship between urban and natural environments. In this exhibition, Larson – an alumnus and current art faculty at Alverno College - focuses on the architectural structures that create dwellings and emphasizes the psychological conditions of the people that occupy them. Through intricate and sometimes haunting motifs, Larson examines the connection between natural spaces and their urban counterparts while creating commentary around the many functions of dwellings. Featuring a range of print and drawing based media, Larson’s work displays a stunning attention to detail and an emotional observation of the spaces around us.


This exhibition is sponsered by the Union Art Gallery

Bound and Beyond: Structure in Book Art

September 19 – October 10, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, September 19 – 5-8PM / Exhibition Talk @ 7PM

Artist Panel: Friday, October 3 @7PM in the Fireside Lounge

Ranging from works that fit in the palm of your hand to pieces you walk through as you read each word, explore the innovative, structural ways in which artists conceive the book as art.  Featuring art from Special Collections at the UWM Libraries, this show presents a breadth of book art focusing on structure and design.  Artists include UW – Stevens Point art faculty Keven Brunett and Kristin Thielking and Daniel E. Kelm, founder of The Wide Awake Garage studio.  Kelm will be visiting the UWM campus the week October 20th as a part of the Ettinger Book Artist Series hosted by the Special Collection.  He will offer a public lecture about his innovative structures in Special Collections on the 4th floor of the Golda Meir Library on October 21st at 7pm.  The Bound and Beyond: Structure in Book Art exhibition talk will be presented by Max Yela, head of the Special Collections and adjunct instructor of book arts in the UWM Department of Art and Design.  Join us in celebrating the art of book making like you’ve never seen before!

Bound and Beyond: Structure in Book Art
Crossing Over 2014

Crossing Over 2014

UWM Peck School of the Arts Department of Visual Art 2014 Scholarship/Fellowship Invitational Exhibition

October 16 – November 7, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 16 5-8PM

All events free and open to the public

Crossing Over showcases work created by the undergraduate students of the UWM Peck School of the Arts Department of Visual Art who received scholarship and fellowship awards in 2014. The exceptional artwork produced by these emerging artists covers a wide variety of mediums and topics.


Cosponsored by: Peck School of the Arts Department of Visual Art and Union Art Gallery

Visualizing Sovereignty

November 14 – December 12, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, November 14– 5-8PM /Artist Talk @ 7PM


Visualizing Sovereigntyfeatures a selection of contemporary American Indian artists whose work addresses cultural implications of sovereignty through vivid, visual commentaries. Exhibiting artists include Bernard Perley, Jolene Rickard, and Truman Lowe, among others.

Visualizing Sovereignty
Fall Welcome 2014
August 25 – September 5
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