Well the reviews are mixed regarding S.V. Medaris’ Master of Arts exhibit, Consumption. Here’s a reaction to one of the large-scale pieces (*hint* click image to enlarge):
The Magnificent Seven
Boy critics voice opinion through interpretive stance, in front of "The Magnificent Seven", a 14ft x 9ft mixed media piece (acrylic and printmaking on canvas and feedsacks) by S.V. Medaris
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"The Magnificent Seven" by S.V. Medaris • 14ft x 9ft • Mixed media (acrylic and printmaking on canvas and feedsacks)
And some more photos from the closing reception:
"The dark M&M's are terrific!"
Young girl poses for camera, ignoring the hogs closing in behind her.
I ♥ Chicken
Looking through the window, into the interior light of "I ♥ Chicken."
Here it is, closed:
"I ♥ Chicken" by S.V. Medaris • 12in x 8in x 4in • found objects, light, recycled prints, acrylic on specimen box.
Interior of "I ♥ Chicken"
The Meat Locker
Approaching the Meat Locker (a tunnel book):
"The Meat Locker" by S.V. Medaris • 10in x 10in x 12in (deep) • tunnel book with hand-colored lithographs and inkjets on watercolor paper
Fight or Flight
Another opinion via interpretive stance by the boys for "Fight or Flight," 8ft x 8ft, acrylic and monotype and relief printmaking on watercolor paper, feedsack, and canvas.
"Fight or Flight" by S.V. Medaris • 8ft x 8ft • Mixed media (acrylic paint, monotype and relief printing on feed sacks, paper, canvas)
A Wisconsin Tradition
Yes, the dark m&m's were a hit.
"A Wisconsin Tradition" by S.V. Medaris • 8ft x 6ft • acrylic paint, relief printing and lithography on watercolor paper
Close up of "A Wisconsin Tradition." Kitten is hand-colored lithograph. This image is from a moment during a deer-processing on a nearby farm.
Closing Reception (main exhibit):
At the Art Lofts. "Consumption" closing reception, May 20, 2010
If you missed the show and want to see most of the work in person (including most of the large-scale works), come to the Spring Art Tour this weekend (June 11, 12, 13). Maps to the studios and more info at Mount Horeb Spring Art Tour.
and Studio 1134 (the second gallery):
Inside Studio 1134 (Gallery 2)
The "Corn King," a woodcut character made for the "Consumption" show (on child's XS t-shirt) by S.V. Medaris
Corn King apparel available at the Spring Art Tour this weekend.
Inside Studio 1134
Prints and t-shirts, including diptych of "The Stalking of the Great White Pyrenees"
More grad school work: prints, broadsides and mixed media