Current & Upcoming | 2017-2018


Reduction, public art installation by Jenie Gao

Abel Contemporary Gallery | (view map)

On View: April 20 - June 3, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, April 20

This exhibit explores the process of creating through removal. Featuring works by S.V. Medaris, Matt Repsher, Ryan Myers, Barry Newstat, Paul Jeselskis, Andy Rubin, Jenie Gao, Liz Pechacek, Nick Wroblewski, Brandon Norsted, Tommy Frank, and Chandra DeBuse.


Survival Tools, public art installation by Jenie Gao

Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI | (view map)

On View: April 14 - July 29, 2018

Opening Reception: April 14, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

In this site-specific installation, Madison artist and printmaker Jenie Gao focuses on two main subjects: the gundog and the bulldog. One represents war and violence, and the other protest and speech. Both subjects are fighting for their right to live. Gao believes that the common denominator behind current discussions about technology, war, human rights, and climate change revolve around what people believe is necessary to "survive" in this world and in the future—even if their ideas differ on possible solutions. Gao believes creativity is about connecting different ideas, people, and perspectives to find shared purpose to solve problems.


In Unison, public art installation by Jenie Gao

Madison Public Library: Central | (view map)

On View: March 2017 - January 2018

Open to the public during library hours

Photography allowed. Tag #InUnison and @jeniegao on Instagram and Twitter

2018 Wisconsin Artists Biennial, co-sponsored and organized by Wisconsin Visual Artists and Museum of Wisconsin Art

Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI | (view map)

On View: February 3 – April 8, 2018

Opening Party, Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 2:00–5:00

Experience the work of today’s leading Wisconsin artists. A record number of artists applied for this prestigious and competitive exhibition. 386 artists submitted 1,066 works for consideration by jurors Katherine Chang Liu, Graeme Reid, and Scott Zieher. Previous Biennial winners include S.V. Medaris, Warrington Colescott, and Tom Uttech.

The full list of the 2018 Wisconsin Biennial Artists are online at Museum of Wisconsin Art.

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