The Big Picture
proves ‘big’ isn’t just about size. The artists represented in this exhibition are masters of creating grand images. Though smaller in scale, their art will pull you into sweeping landscapes, wide open skies and expansive environs that extend far past the frames in which they are hung.
Kathy Hofmann paints the Wisconsin landscape in a style reminiscent of the Hudson River School but with a focus of the farm instead of the wilderness. Her intimate paintings are windows into expansive rolling fields and wide open skies. Kathy Hofmann has an MFA in painting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
David Niec paints mostly during the winter months and in the dead of night. He hikes out to the middle of the Northwoods during the coldest months of the year where he creates his artwork plein air. His inky, blue-black studies of the night sky project a crisp coldness to their viewers. Niec carried out most of his formal studies in painting at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he received BA in art.
Vicki Reed is a fine art photographer who uses vintage, pinhole and plastic toy cameras to capture her images and custom prints them in her wet darkroom. She loves exploring alternative processes, including lith, hand coloring, and encaustic as well as numerous cameraless techniques such as lumen and cyanotype