Opening Reception for Three New Shows

Opening Reception for Three New Shows

Start date

Friday, February 28, 2020, 5:00pm

End date

Friday, February 28, 2020, 9:00pm

Location

Abel Contemporary

6858 Paoli Rd.
Belleville, WI 53508
United States

"Water Speaks the Sky"
Capturing a moment is a seemingly impossible task but is the lifework of oil painter, Deb Gottschalk. In her renderings of water and sky, and often conversations between the two, Gottschalk achieves a tranquil yet dynamic stillness in the rippling surface of ponds and rivers, and the amorphous swirling of clouds.

"Ancient Modern"
Artists consistently have both grappled with and marveled at the creations of their ancient predecessors, looking back for their inspiration to move forward. In this exhibition, this connection between archaic art and craft practices and contemporary art is highlighted to demonstrate how these civilizations continue to influence artists working in a variety of modern media.

"In no. 5: Anna Campbell: Apparatus for a Prototype"
Using sculpture, site-specific installation and the design of ephemera, Anna Campbell’s work deconstructs otherwise legible signifiers of gender and heteronormativity. Campbell employs props, scaffold and architectural fragments to support models of representation references to domestic spaces, gay bars and other more provisional locals to access new attachments of possibility and desire and conjure historical sites that we might have wished for our ancestors or utopic spaces that we may construct for our chosen families.