Artist Talk with sculptor, Rob Neilson at the Frank Juarez Gallery

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Frank Juarez Gallery

207 East Buffalo Street

#600

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Sculptor Rob Neilson will talk about his newest bronze sculptures on Saturday, October 19 from 2-3pm. Free. Open to the public.

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The term purgatory comes to us from the Latin purgatorium, meaning “a place of cleansing”. The content of this new body of free standing and relief sculpture is centered on the exchange between the idiosyncratic and collective associations borrowed from the imagery of the iconic depictions coupled with the form of classical bust sculpture: Specifically, the form of the double herma with its implications of borders and boundaries.

With the ethos that in an absurd world only the farcical is truly genuine, Neilson creates sculptures that tease at the liminal spaces existing somewhere between truth and fiction, joy and suffering, redemption and damnation. All in an impish attempt to divulge the significance we give our individual narrative – be it reliable or not.

Rob Neilson is the Frederick R. Layton Distinguished Professor of Studio Art and Professor of Art at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.Born and raised in Detroit, he received a BFA in Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies. A professional artist since earning his MFA in sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rob has exhibited his sculpture, installations, and drawings at galleries, museums, and alternative spaces nationally and internationally.

Neilson has created public art commissions throughout the United States, including projects in California, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Illinois, Michigan, Virginia, and North Carolina. In 2006 Rob completed a 6-month residency at the Kohler Arts/Industry program where he fabricated 54 iron castings for a public art project commissioned by the Los Angeles Metro Transit Authority.

Equal parts artist and educator, Rob has been a visiting artist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Virginia Tech University and Longwood University (Virginia), Dickinson College (Pennsylvania), Millikin University (Illinois) and California State University.

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Frank Juarez Gallery

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Milwaukee, WI 53202

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