Sunday, September 11, 2011

Catherine Ryan: work available

Available through Sky High Gallery through October 15th are Catherine Ryan's pieces from The Things They Do. Fifteen beautiful framed, charcoal & gouache on paper works from 2011. Purchased pieces will ship via Fedex the week of October 15th. Gallery sales can be made with credit card or via paypal.

Prices available upon request and please email with any additional questions:
faythelevine [at]

Catherine Ryan: These Things They Do

Catherine Ryan: These Things They Do

Catherine Ryan: These Things They Do

Catherine Ryan: Instruction
Instruction (6.5 x 9.5)

Catherine Ryan: To Watch
To Watch (8 x 10)

Catherine Ryan: The Pact
The Pact (6.5 x 9.5)

Catherine Ryan: Waiting for the Answer
Waiting for the Answer (8 x 10)

Catherine Ryan: The Family
The Family (6.5 x 9.5)

Catherine Ryan: The Exhilarated
The Exhilarated (8 x 10)

Catherine Ryan: Study
Study (6.5 x 9.5)

Catherine Ryan: Reconnaissance
Reconnaissance (8 x 10)

Catherine Ryan: Practice
Practice (6.5 x 9.5)

Catherine Ryan: Initiation
Initiation (8 x 10)

Catherine Ryan: In the Water
In The Water (8 x 10)

Catherine Ryan: Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus (8 x 10)

Catherine Ryan: Eternal Home
Eternal Home (8 x 10)

Catherine Ryan: An Invocation
An Invocation (8 x 10)

Catherine Ryan: All Together
All Together (8 x 10)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Catherine Ryan: These Things They Do

Milwaukee, this is your heads-up! We'd like to invite you to a the opening of Catherine Ryan's show at the gallery Friday, September 9th from 6-10pm. But wait there is more.....

Catherine Ryan: study
Catherine Ryan, "Study" gouache and charcoal on paper

We couldn't be more pleased to welcome Catherine Ryan to Milwaukee. She is coming from San Francisco for her solo exhibit These Things They Do. The show will run through October 15th so if you sadly can't come, please do swing by the gallery to check it out during the month.

Friday's party is a good one because if coming to check out Catherine's work, drink a beer, see our newest Temporary Mural by Vanessa Andrew isn't enough then maybe mentioning that we are teaming up with Cortney Heimerl's project PrintShop Forever for the first time will rope you in.

Catherine Ryan: instruction
Catherine Ryan, "Instruction" gouache and charcoal on paper

Catherine Ryan: pact
Catherine Ryan, "Pact" gouache and charcoal on paper

PSF will be hosting two very special guests from Toronto at Friday's event. Becky Johnson of Sweetie Pie Press who will have her Awards For Nothing, the next addition of PSF, previewed in person.

Sweetie Pie Press: Awards For Nothing
Print Shop Forever presents the Sweetie Pie Press, Awards For Nothing

When Becky rolls into town she often is accompanied by her partner in crime Reverend Aitor. If you are interested he will enlighten you with one of his Unflattering Portraits and is scheduling sittings now if you'd like to assure you get a spot.

Reverend Aitor: Unflattering Portraits, sara pin pals
Here is Sara of Pin Pal's & her Unflattering Portrait

If you would like more details on the Catherine Ryan exhibit and/or Friday's events the full press release is available here. See you soon!

Temporary Mural Project Edition #5: Vanessa Andrew

We couldn't be more pleased to unveil our Edition #5 of the Sky High Temporary Mural Project (project details & past artists listed sidebar to the right) painted by Milwaukee's own Vanessa Andrew.

Temporary Mural Project Edition #5: Featuring Vanessa Devaki Andrew

For those of you not familiar Vanessa is a pillar in the Milwaukee art community responsible for making a large number of things happen around our fair city. She is perhaps best known for her fashion designs found under the moniker Madam Chino & her small yet mighty gallery/shop/art space called the Look Nook. She was also the founder of the once heavy-hitting now retired Fasten Clothing Collective & is a part of group of ladies who organize the annual HoverCraft event.

I snagged the photos below from Vanessa to give you an idea of what goes into these 8'x8' murals but if you have a moment read her in-depth blog post about her process.

sky high gallery mural design idea




Edition #5 will be up for the next 3 months. Stop by at any hour and snap a photo- we love seeing photos of neighbors in front of the murals on Facebook!

Later Days Monica Canilao

A lot of you who came to the show asked about the de-installation process of What's Lost is Safe, Monica Canilao's exhibit that was up in the gallery from May-August. What was going to happen to all that stuff? Where would it go? How would it be moved?

De-install in progress:
Monica Canilao de-install

This is what was there before:
"What's Lost Is Safe"

When the show ended we took down the large fabric elements along with the portraits and sent two large boxes back to Monica in Oakland. Pieces of her installations often get re-worked, and today I thought it was super rad to see parts of the Milwaukee show in photos from The More We Wander, an exhibit presented by Krets opening today in Sweden at Vernissage lördag 3/9 kl.19-22, med konstnärerna på plats.

De-install of Monica Canilao's exhibit

So what about the rest of the stuff? The beast inside the cave, the small city on top of the shack? There was a lot of it and the answer wasn't exactly clear until Harrison, Monica's collaborator, showed up in Milwaukee to help take everything down. The loose plan was to rent a truck and drive the remainder of the installation elements to the Treasure Nest, a work in progress art house in Detroit. I had to leave to New York to work on my film, but Aaron and Harrison took one for the team and got it done. It took a little longer then expected, but they made it. Aaron drove out to Detroit in time to drop the stuff off, hang out for a day and fly back to install the new Temporary Mural by Vanessa Andrews and host the release party for Fine Line Magazine on Friday.

Aaron talked about his experience it a bit more on the Skate Shop blog.

Moving Monica Canilao's work to Detroit

What's that giant wheel on the back of the moving truck? That's a great question, I'm so glad I was in New York. Ask the boys.