The Permanent City (above) goes on public display at the Nohl Fellowship Suitcase Fund Exhibition from Monday, August 21st through Sunday, October 8th with an opening reception on Thursday, September 7th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The show will be in the Frederic Layton Gallery on the river level of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (273 E. Erie Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53202). Enter the building through the front entrance and head down the staircase; the gallery entrances are on both the right and left. Food and drink will be available and I will be in attendance.
This exhibition is held every two years and features the work of artists who received financial assistance from the Nohl Fellowship Suitcase Fund. The fund is part of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and money is given to assist artists who are exhibiting work on the national or international level. This grant paid for the shipping and transportation costs for my first show in New York. I exhibited The Ancient Cluster at First Street Gallery in Manhattan last year.
Above is the engineering drawing for The Permanent City's frame. My carpenter makes these custom for each of my pictures. This is what I call a "float frame" because the frame appears to float half an inch from the wall, producing a light shadow. For paintings that are predominantly light in tone I choose maple and stain it with clear satin polyurethane. The result is a modern, geometric appearance - a streamlined version of the typical ornate, gilded frame seen on European oil paintings from art history. Come to the show to see the finished product.
MIAD is located in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward
273 E. Erie Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53202
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