January 16 - May 12, 2019
Collage! explores mixed media art by four Wisconsin artists that make their own creative statements by piecing together a variety of elements. Megan Woodard Johnson integrates portions of vintage ephemera in her increasingly non-objective paintings. Sharon Kerry-Harlan uses a discharge dye process in fabrics to make unique statements in cloth, sometimes fusing dyed fabric and paper with stitchery, other times making large, pieced quilts or painted, abstracted portraits on fabric. The mixed media art of Sandra Pape incorporates printed vintage cutouts with painted, figurative scenes, often with whimsical results. Della Wells incorporates a difficult personal history into her story-telling collages that often speak of African American female empowerment.
Collage! Programs and events included opening & closing receptions with talks by the artists, a Sip & Collage Workshop with Megan Woodard Johnson, Sip & Make Shoe Dolls with Della Wells, a panel discussion with the artists, and collage & shoe doll workshops for youth.
This exhibition made possible through the generous support of the Gerda A. Debelak Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.