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  • Between Gravity and What Cheer: Iowa Photographs

    Works by Barry Phipps

    On view November 12 - December 2

    Barry Phipps is an Iowa City-based multimedia artist. Since graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute, he has spent nearly three decades as a working artist in the disciplines of music, art and photography. For the past ten years he has worked as a professional photographer in Chicago and Iowa City. His first trade publication Between Gravity and What Cheer: Iowa Photographs was published in May by The University of Iowa Press.

    For inquiries and sales, please contact

    Hilary Nelson, Gallery Curator at TIMESCLUBGALLERY@PRAIRIELIGHTS.COM

    Please join us for a reception with the artist on Friday, November 16 in the cafe from 8pm - 9pm.

     

     

  • Everything is Blooming Most Recklessly

    Work by Michael Velliquette

    On view October 8 - November 10

    Michael Velliquette is a mixed media artist known for his works with cut paper. These works engage the nature of matter, sensation, perception, reaction, and consciousness. Velliquette’s work insists on a new spiritual vocabulary—one that combines aspects of early 20th century formalism, and contemporary sensibilities about the handmade, with a visual lexicon he has developed over the past two decades. This vocabulary is bright, dense, ornamental, and is punctuated with recurring motifs such as hands, eyes, flowers, planets, serpents, mandalas, and smiley faces. Everything is Blooming Most Recklessly surveys a selection of his cut paper works form the past decade.

    Velliquette has recently had solo shows at David Shelton Gallery, Houston, and DCKT Contemporary New York. His museum exhibitions include Slash: Paper Under the Knife at the Museum of Art and Design, New York; Art on Paper at the Weatherspoon Art Museum; and Psychedelic at the San Antonio Museum of Art. 
    His work is in the collections of the Chazen Art Museum; Art Museum of South Texas; the Museum of Wisconsin Art; the Racine Art Museum; The Progressive Corporation; Western Bridge, Seattle; The John Michael Kohler Art Center; The State of Wisconsin; Boston Children’s Hospital and the San Antonio Museum of Art. He is a Faculty Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Please join us for a reception with the artist on Saturday, November 10th from 5 -7 in the cafe.

    For inquiries and sales, please contact:

    Hilary Nelson, Gallery Curator at TIMESCLUBGALLERY@PRAIRIELIGHTS.COM

     

     

  • Pattern and Shadow

    Work By Stacie Johnson

    On view September 3 - October 6

    Stacie Johnson lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has an MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA in Communication Studies with a minor in Art History from the University of Iowa.

    Johnson’s solo exhibitions include Bull & Ram in New York, Threewalls in Chicago and the Contemporary Art Workshop, also in Chicago. Her work has been included in more than 60 group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Miami, San Francisco, Houston, Los Angeles, London, and more. As a curator she has originated shows at the Knockdown Center and Regina Rex, both in New York, and at Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago. Johnson has also been a Visiting Professor at Northern Illinois University and at Illinois State University. She was a co-founder of Regina Rex Gallery.

    Recent studio work reflects Johnson’s parallel interest in hyper-local politics and housing justice issues relevant to her Brooklyn neighborhood. 
    For inquiries and sales, please contact

    Hilary Nelson, Gallery Curator at TIMESCLUBGALLERY@PRAIRIELIGHTS.COM

    Please join us for a reception with the artists on Thursday, September 13 at 9 pm, in the cafe.

     

  • Shapes Men Space

    Work by Michael Van Winkle

    August 6th - September 2nd 2018

    Please join us for a reception with the artists on Friday, August 24, 5-7pm in the cafe.

    Michael Van Winkle’s paintings and drawings engage a continuum of visual language to explore the meaning of familiar images, their relationship to abstraction and our collective imagination.

    Michael received his BFA from Alfred University in 2003 and his MFA from the University at Albany in 2008. His work has been exhibited in galleries including, Vox Populi, in Philadelphia, PA, Collarworks, in Troy, NY and Underdonk, in Brooklyn, NY. In the summer of 2018, Michael took part in the inaugural year of the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency. Michael teaches at Siena College and the Doane Stuart School.

    He currently lives and maintains his daily studio practice in Mechanicville New York.

    For inquiries and sales, please contact

    Hilary Nelson, Gallery Curator at TIMESCLUBGALLERY@PRAIRIELIGHTS.COM