One of the concurrent independent exhibitions you will not want to miss is, Oxytocin; the collaborative installation by Katie Caron and Martha Russo that will be presented in the Pritzlaff building.

Based on Colorado, these two artists have produced work together on multiple occasions, with a spectacular piece included in the exhibition, Overthrown, at the Denver Art Museum in 2011.

As sculptors, their work calls into question our attachments; the physical bonds and the psychological boundaries that exit among individuals and groups.  Sculptural forms are tethered and clustered to one another and to the landscape they exit in, embodying emotion and the way in which it filters through and forges relationships.

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Their collaborative contribution in Milwaukee will be included in the series of projects at the Pritzlaff building and will consist clusters of cast translucent porcelain and paper spheres, accented with pockets of kiln-fired steel and ceramic infused with metal wires and rods.

These compositions exist among a tangle of electrical wires that connects each piece to a power source, and also serves as a web of scaffolding that aggressively embraces each family of components. The forms and their respective positions in space evoke an explosion of cell division and mutation and can be thought of not only as a metaphor for internal systems within the body but actively questions our dependency on the objects and systems in the external world around us.

This will be a great show by two innovative artists, and definitely one to add to your list.

 

Categories: Exhibitions, Featured, Milwaukee

Posted by Paul Sacaridiz, Milwaukee Onsite Liaison

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  1. […] NCECA’s 2014 exhibition and bus route guide is now available as a pdf download including more than eighty exhibitions are listed throughout the greater Milwaukee region. Flow: The 2014 NCECA Ceramic Art Invitational opens February 22 and runs through March 23, 2014. We invite you to preview selected pages from the 56-page color catalog featuring the work of twenty artists accompanied with an essay by Sarah Archer. A limited edition run of the full catalog is now at the printer and available for pre-order. Co-Curators for the exhibition are Mel Buchanan and Linda Ganstrom. Tara Wilson and Jeff Mongrain recently completed their selection of works to be included in the 2014 National Student Juried Exhibition that will take place at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design from March 4 – March 22, 2014. NCECA is also producing a color catalog for the NSJE featuring 59 works by 57 artists (undergraduates, post-baccalaureate and graduate students) from throughout the US. Other exhibition highlights extend from the Wisconsin Center to the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Racine Art Museum, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and dozens of venues throughout the region. You won’t want to miss the great cluster of exhibitions at the Pritzlaff Events Space in Milwaukee’s third ward just blocks from the Wisconsin Center. Be sure to subscribe to blog.nceca.net to get news about exhibitions. Currently highlighted are projects by Katherine Ross, Paul Donnelly, and Katie Caron and Martha Russo. […]

  2. […] EXHIBITION UPDATES NCECA’s 2014 exhibition and bus route guide is now available as a pdf download including more than eighty exhibitions are listed throughout the greater Milwaukee region. Flow: The 2014 NCECA Ceramic Art Invitational opens February 22 and runs through March 23, 2014. Featuring the work of twenty artists, 56-page color catalog featuring an essay by Sarah Archer is now at the printer and available for pre-order. Co-Curators for the exhibition are Mel Buchanan and Linda Ganstrom. Tara Wilson and Jeff Mongrain recently completed their selection of works to be included in the 2014 National Student Juried Exhibition that will take place at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design from March 4 – March 22, 2014. NCECA is also producing a color catalog for the NSJE featuring 59 works by 57 artists (undergraduates, post-baccalaureate and graduate students) from throughout the US. Other exhibition highlights extend from the Wisconsin Center to the Jewish Museum, Racine Art Museum, John Michael Kohler Art Center and dozens of venues throughout the region. You won’t want to miss the great cluster of exhibitions at the Pritzlaff Events Space in Milwaukee’s third ward just blocks from the Wisconsin Center. Be sure to subscribe to blog.nceca.net to get news about exhibitions. Currently highlighted are projects by Katherine Ross, Paul Donnelly, and Katie Caron and Martha Russo. […]