Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Coming Up: Monica Canilao

Monica Canilao: See No Evil

“What's Lost Is Safe” A solo exhibition by Monica Canilao (Oakland, CA)

May 6- July 31, 2011

Join us for the o
pening reception: Friday May 6th 6-10pm {Artist will be in attendance}

If you are interested in donating materials to this exhibit please
read this.

Sky High Gallery is pleased to welcome Monica Canilao in her first solo exhibition in Milwaukee entitled “What’s Lost Is Safe”. Monica will be building an elaborate nostalgia based site-specific installation. It is a follow up to her 2007 collaboration with photographer Mike Brodie (Thee Polaroid Kidd) at Paper Boat Gallery. Four years later, the wildly prolific Canilao’s career is taking off as she finds herself splitting her time between her studio and art based travel. “What’s Lost Is Safe” will feature modified antique parlor portraits enshrined in collections of natural and human-made objects she will be scavenging locally from Milwaukee’s forgotten places. In the manipulation of her orphaned portraits, gender and identity is blurred, redefined and made fluid. Monica’s compositions seamlessly meld the old and new: stained paper, discarded fabric, even tea bags and bones combine with her hands to take part in breathing new life. Canilao and her crew will be working around the clock for five days building and scavenging onsite leading up to the opening. Monica’s staggeringly beautiful, almost haunted work reminds us that everything built is made up of things in a phase of decay.

We will be documenting and blogging the installation progress, stay tuned and follow curator Faythe Levine's twitter feed for updates @faythelevine

Press Release available here.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Stacey Rozich: recap

We will be sad to see Stacey Rozich's work go on April 17th, but equally happy knowing that many of the pieces from her solo show found new homes. If you are near Milwaukee and haven't had a chance to see this body of work by the Seattle based painter I suggest you high-tail it down to the shop before you loose your chance.

You are also welcome to join us for the closing reception Gallery Night, Friday April 15th the gallery will be open late until 10pm. Starting at 6pm we will have assorted snacks and bevies to lure you in, but the paintings are the real treat. Stacey has gotten some great write-up's about this show if you are interested in reading more about her work.

Review via Print Shop Forever: Art in Milwaukee: Stacey Rozich

Interview by Cortney Heimerl: From Somewhere in the Middle of Wisconsin

Interview by Lonnie Turner: Art City Asks