Gallery 224

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Gina Litherland

Over the past 30 years my work as an artist has explored figurative painting using personal, invented dramas to contemplate folk tales, mythology, and the natural world. Using oil paint on panel, I begin with a decalcomania technique to create a rich sense of texture, developing images until they are sharply delineated with vibrant, deep color. I have had solo exhibitions at  Gruen Galleries in Chicago, the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, the James Watrous Gallery in Madison, Ripon College, and have very recently had my fourth solo exhibition at Corbett vs Dempsey Gallery in Chicago. My work has also been exhibited in the Wisconsin Triennial, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the Crossman Gallery at UW Whitewater, the Lawton Gallery at UW Green Bay, and has been purchased for the permanent collections at the Illinois State Museum and the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, WI.

I am currently participating in a project-based residency in printmaking here at Studio 224. I am using the technique of drypoint etching to create a series of intaglio prints that I would like to eventually arrange into groups of short visual stories in small books.

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Berel Lutsky

Berel Lutsky was born in Buffalo, NY and raised in Milwaukee, WI. He earned his BS in studio art with a concentration in printmaking from UW Madison, and his MFA in studio art with a concentration in printmaking and drawing from UW Milwaukee. He has taught at several UW Colleges, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Carroll University in Waukesha, and the Avni Institute in Israel. In addition to his formal education he has worked as a printer at the “Fishy Whale Press” in Milwaukee WI, the Tel Aviv Artist’ House Printshop, and has presented workshops and done residencies at the Jerusalem Print Workshop. He is also the one of the organizers of the biennial Really BIGPRINTS!!, a street roller printmaking event held at UW Manitowoc which attracts artists  from all over the state, and the USA. His work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally and is in public and private collections in Israel, Belgium, Japan and the US. He is currently Professor of Art at UW Manitowoc where he teaches drawing, design, photography, printmaking, and painting.

During his residency at Studio 224 he will be printing and binding a book of photogravures entitled "Black Landscapes". The images will be developed from the photo series of the same name, a selection of which can be viewed upstairs. Black Landscapes reflects a relative landscape from an ominous and often mobile point of view. It is a landscape of possibilities, not all of them good ones; as the CO2 levels rise, and the climate warms. An edition of 10 hand bound books, each with 16 photogravures, additional hand printed text pages and a colophon will be made. Photogravure from polymer plates is an update of a much older printing process which was largely abandoned by printmakers, and ultimately the printing industry, due to the highly toxic materials required. Advances in technology have now enabled a non-toxic path for artists to safely re-engage in a truly unique imaging process.

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