Michelle Grabner: Early Years, Lost Treasures’ By David Luhrssen

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The impressive résumé of Milwaukee artist Michelle Grabner includes a professorship at the Art Institute of Chicago and co-curations of the Whitney Museum Biennial (2014) and the Portland Biennial (2016). Her work is in the collections of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Berlin’s Daimler Chrysler Collection and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as the Milwaukee Art Museum. Some of her recent paintings are on view in the Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel gallery in a joint exhibition with Lois Bielefeld, “Playing House” (through March 16). Read more...

They don’t resemble the furious splatter of Jackson Pollock or the serene horizontals of Mark Rothko, but—if those artists represent poles on the spectrum—they fall somewhere in between. A few of the watercolors on paper are in dark hues, but most are in bright, friendly colors.

David Luhrssen, Shepherd Express

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