We dipped into spring for a while before churches chimed midnight on 12/31/10. Spring didn’t lead into summer, instead lead to midwinter mutters, though it wasn’t midwinter. Yes, 2011 began with howls of wind.
Weird weather here, dramatic temperature swings, our first serious floods, yet look at the rest of the world. Planet Earth is flooding beyond all basements. In Queensland, an area the size of France and Germany combined is under water. Record storms, record cold, snow in California, Florida frosts, melting at the poles...
In our artwork we look at ourselves, laugh at ourselves, consciously or unconsciously paint ourselves. Or we gaze into others' eyes and try to turn our paint into their emotions. We may lose the human figure in its surroundings, or let it overpower the space. Or perhaps we abstract it so much no one else knows it's human. There are as many ways to look at humanity as there are people looking. And the latest show at the Rosenblatt Gallery features four very different artists, Davey Noble, Eriks Johnson, Virgi Driscoll, and Nancy Lamers, painting their fellow earthlings.
FIGURE IT OUT, THE FIGURE IS IN!
Jan 21, 2011 to Mar 4, 2011
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, Jan 21, 6:30-10:00 PM
Virgi Driscoll, Eriks Johnson, Nancy Lamers, and Davey Noble
Rosenblatt Gallery, 181 North Broadway, Milwaukee