Friday, May 3rd 2019, 6:00-10:00pm
Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery (Third Floor)
(On View April 17th - June 2nd, 2019)
LUCK OF THE DRAW VOL. 2
LUCK OF THE DRAW: VOL 2 is a survey show, exhibiting contemporary drawings by artists from across the county. At the end of the show’s run instead of receiving their own work back, all participating artists will receive a piece created by another artist in the show. This random exchange will be determined by a live lottery done at the opening celebration on Friday May 3, 2019 hosted at the Central Library in Madison, WI.
Exhibiting Artists Include:
second floor Gallery
(On View April - July 2019)
I started drawing in 1959. When I was a child in Chicago, IL. my father would come home every day around 5pm in his 57 Chevy, white top red bottom, 4 door Sudan. He'd pull into the driveway and I'd start drawing his car. Everyday. My father always bought used cars so I always have something new to draw.
In 1993, I got in an accident that messed up my left-hand. After I realized I could no longer use my hand to draw no more I was crushed. Every time I tried to draw I would break my pencil. I broke a lot of pencils and I was sitting there, a grown man, just crying because I couldn't draw.
My girlfriend at the time came in and asked what was wrong. I told her and she said ""if you want to draw you can draw,"" she left quickly and came back from the store after that with three packs of typing papers, and loads of pens and pencils and I sat at looked at a calendar that featured a 39 Cadillac at an angle I wasn't used to drawing. I stared at that car and kept trying to draw it until I got it right. About a year later I had pushed myself so much that I was able to use my hand again.
Now, I try not to miss a day of drawing. I'm relaxed, I'm at peace when I'm drawing. I now work at Schepps everyday at 2 pm, so I try to arrive in the library by 9 am so I can find my spot on the second floor and draw all morning and then start cleaning up to leave for work. Then I go to work and I feel good all day.
First floor Gallery
(On View April - July 2019)
Sharing a dance with another person temporarily merges the souls, as two bodies move as one. Dancers connect hand to hand, cheek to cheek, chest to chest. A shared awareness of one another’s movements is at times so perceptive that it feels like the sharing of a mind. I’ve envisioned Argentine tango, famously a dance for two, as a dance between me and myself. The self portrait of the artist as dancer in various moments of leading and following explores the multiple self theory of personality, which proposes that the individual mind contains different sets of thoughts, desires, feelings, and behaviors organized into different selves. She Herself depicts moments of connection, harmonious to dissonant, within a self-relationship.
video art screen
Jenna Knapp is an artist, author, curator, and community arts organizer living and working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Knapp graduated from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Since graduating Knapp has received the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for Emerging Artists, been a guest at international multidisciplinary residency programs in Amsterdam and London, and exhibited locally and nationally. She self-published her first book, “I Kept Things I Did Not Need”, in the summer of 2017. It is a collection of poetry, prose, photographs and archived material addressing the subjects of grief, loss, survival and the different evolutions of healing. She continues making work and hosting events relating to mental health and self-love through her current projects; The Self Care Studio and The Yellow Wallpaper Project.