MOWA On The Lake
MOWA collaborates with Milwaukee’s premiere lakefront retirement community Saint John’s On The Lake to further awareness of Wisconsin art and artists. The gallery features four exhibits each year and takes part in Milwaukee’s Gallery Night and Day.
Kenn Kwint: Primitive Marks
October 3, 2018–January 8, 2019
Kenn Kwint describes his paintings as “primitive marks on a sophisticated ground.” He initiates his creative practice without any preconceived subject matter, allowing his abstractions and portraits to gradually emerge out of intricate lines and layers of paint. The highly tactile and emotionally charged results testify to Kwint’s passionate love affair with the act of painting. This exhibition draws on a recent gift from the Kohler Foundation of sixteen works spanning several decades, which show Kwint to be adept with oils, acrylics, ink, and prints.
Saint John's On The Lake | Peter Dahlke: Dream Spaces
January 17–April 16, 2019
Influenced by the assemblages of Surrealist artists Joseph Cornell and Marcel Duchamp, Peter Dahlke works within the confines of constructed boxes made from pieces of old pipe organ wood. He carefully fills each box with an assortment of antiques, toys, tools, and visually engaging objects that spark the imagination. Dream Spaces
is the artist’s first major retrospective comprised of two dozen works. Dahlke—an 80-year-old retired Milwaukee Public School teacher—has long been involved in the arts scene of Milwaukee and this exhibition is the culmination of a sophisticated, life-long fascination with dream spaces and the visual power of ordinary objects.
Thursday, January 17 | 6:45–8:30
Meet the artist and enjoy a talk at 7:30.
Location: Saint John's On The Lake, 1840 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202.