MADISON, WI USA (May 16
Promega Summer Art Showcase presents ‘Intertwined’ featuring the work of four Wisconsin artists who each tell a piece of a shared story
The restless traveler and the down-to-earth settler share a common motive. Each is on a journey to find
who they are. But whether chasing the horizon or the American dream, it’s important to
recognize: we don’t just find ourselves; we create ourselves.
- Kristen Bartel, calls into question the contradictions of the “American Dream” and the impact of that dream on our natural resources. She combines traditional print techniques with drawing, photography and digital media. Bartel is a Racine Art Museum Fellow and Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Digital Imaging at University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
- With her interactive installations, Nirmal Raja, an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Milwaukee, WI, draws connections between the different places she has lived and between language and mark making. Born in India, Raja received a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Literature in India, a diploma in Graphic Design from the Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Painting at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
- By bridging the gaps between commercial design and fine art, South Korea-born Yeonhee Cheong creates hand drawings of political images on textiles and wallpapers that are a part of everyday surroundings. Cheong has earned a M.F.A. degree in Design Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Rina Yoon’s meditative process connects the body with the earth, describing the body as a seed that contains everything it needs to meet its potential, while also depending on the soil it is planted in to grow. Yoon is a Professor of Art at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design where she has been teaching printmaking since 1999.
A symposium will be held with the artists on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The Summer Art Showcase opening reception will follow from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Promega BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, 5445 E Cheryl Parkway in Madison, Wisconsin and will include a woodworking artist, Martha Downs, giving live demonstrations of her craft. A group of artists will also be giving a large-scale woodblock printing demonstration, from noon to 6 pm, using a steamroller in the BTC parking lot.
The Summer Art Showcase runs from Tuesday, June 13, 2017 through August 31, 2017. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. This exhibit is made possible through support from Promega Corporation, is curated by Jenie Gao and produced by Daniel Swadener.
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Promega Corporation has sponsored the Art Showcase since 1996 as part of the company's commitment to creativity and innovation in the arts, culture and sciences. The Biopharmaceutical Technology Center, located on 5445 East Cheryl Parkway two miles south of Highway 12/18 (Beltline) off Fish Hatchery Road, was developed in part to provide Promega employees and community members a place to pursue these objectives.
Mixed Signals, Photopolymer etching, Graphite, Inks, and Toner (44”x30”)
By Kristen Bartel
The Tongue of the Hand
Bed of rice, projected animation of hand-written letters
By Nirmal Raja
silkscreen printing, conte drawing, and acrylic painting on paper
By Yeonhee Cheong
Earth between in and yeon
hand-coiled mulberry paper (6x13 feet)
By Rina Yoon
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