Winter Gallery Night at MIAD offered a distinct and rare look into the in-depth work produced by international printmakers, as well as juried student work, with the opening of two exhibitions: Makers in Print: International Exhibition and It’s a Major Deal!
It’s a Major Deal!, an exhibition of juried works by sophomores and juniors from all MIAD’s majors and dynamic curriculum, is on view through March 2 in the Fourth Floor Gallery.
Makers in Print: International Exhibition celebrates the global vitality of printmaking and is a central component of the upcoming 41st Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) conference – Print: MKE – hosted by MIAD and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts from March 20 – 23.
Makers in Print, on view through March 23, is a joint exhibition at MIAD’s Frederick Layton Gallery and PSOA’s Inova Gallery. Printmaking works by artists from Argentina, China and Poland are on view at MIAD, with artists from Mexico, South Africa and South Korea showing at Inova.
A selection of furniture pieces designed by MIAD students was exhibited at Design Within Reach on Gallery Night. Works on view included: “Floor Desk,” Andrea Chasin ’13; “End Table,” Aaron Malinowski ’13; “Coffee Table,” Breanna Sandblom ’14; “Bench,” Erich Moderow ’13; and “Lounge Rocker,” Andrew Sumwalt ’13.
Also on view during Gallery Night was Designing Desire: The Cultural Effects of Marketing. Co-curated by MIAD Director of Galleries Mark Lawson and Anthropologist Katinka Hooyer, Ph.D. candidate, anthropology, UW-Milwaukee, Designing Desire reveals the cultural dynamic of socially desirable ideals during the mid-twentieth century, and how cultural perspectives have changed over time.
Top image: “Los Ningunos,” Roberto Koch, Makers in Print
Second image: “Fish and Fish,” Dongxia Li, Makers in Print
Last image: “End Table,” Aaron Malinowski ’13, MIAD Furniture Exhibit at Design Within Reach