Looking at Local in a New Light
Overture Center’s four galleries create a forum for diverse artistic expression that fosters the growth of local artists, curators and arts organizations. Three galleries radiate off Rotunda Lobby and the Playhouse Gallery serves as lobby for The Playhouse Theater. Overture Galleries are free and open to the public.
SAT, SEP 15 – SUN, OCT 15, 2017
Rotunda Lobby – ¿Quiénes somos? (Who Are We?) – J. Leigh Garcia and Evelyn Galindo
This exhibition is in conjunction with the Latino Art Fair FRI, OCT 6, 5 – 9 PM. After enjoying the exhibition & fair head to Capitol Theater for a ticketed performance by La Santa Cecilia at 7:30 PM!
As a seventh-generation Texan and Mexican-American, Garcia’s ancestral connection to Texas land has led her to consider the ethical impact on her Tejano culture. Through the lense of her biracial heritage, Garcia aims to shed light on contemporary issues that current and future undocumented Latinxs face — such as harsh working conditions, the separation of families, and death while crossing the Mexico-U.S. border.
Evelyn Galindo is a Salvadoran artist living on the 89’ Meridian West, the geographic line connecting San Salvador, El Salvador and Madison, Wisconsin. Galindo migrated to Madison in the 1980’s as part of the diaspora of the most recent war and made her home in Wisconsin ever since.
One key symbol that she explores in her work is the image of the nomad or stray. This is a visual way of rethinking how people navigate space and build communities when more traditional understandings of “home” are interrupted or fall short. This consideration of “home” speaks to immigrants, but also to the many who are uprooted at different times because of many personal reasons such as homelessness, divorce, job loss or poverty.
Fall 2017 Exhibition Cycle
TUE, SEP 12 – SUN, DEC 3, 2017
Gallery I – All That Remains – Elaine Daily-Birnbaum & Quenten Brown
The abstract works in this exhibition playfully blend reality and dreamlike imagery to create seemingly familiar yet unexplainable forms. Daily-Birnbaum relies on personal experiences to invoke images of interest and intrigue. Brown’s structures morph modern tools and imagery into delicate, otherworldly constructions.
Gallery I sponsored by the Arts Access Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation, Webcrafters-Frautschi Foundation and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts.
Gallery II – Unusual Perspectives – Colette Girard & Rose Kratchman
Photography captures reality, yet through unique perspectives it can also transform the ordinary into the unfamiliar. Girard’s images encourage an appreciation of the vividness in the visual world. Kratchman’s black and white photograms beautifully capture the essence of soap bubbles through new perspectives.
Colette Girard Website: colettegirardphography.com
Gallery II sponsored by the Arts Access Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts.
Gallery III – Constructs & Consumption – Robert Coberly & Richie Morales
Through painting Coberly and Morales reveal the complexity of contemporary structures, both physical and ideological. Coberly’s architectural abstractions create tapestries of industry and modern city life. Morales reveals the duality of violence and consumerism embedded in materialistic society.
Robert Coberly Website: robcoberly.com
Richie Morales Website: behance.net/richiemorales
Gallery III sponsored by the Arts Access Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts.
Playhouse Gallery – Aisthetikos Cuvare (Aesthetic Curves)
SAT, SEP 2 – SUN OCT 29, 2017
Our world is made up of curves, appearing in nature, architecture, and on the body. The artists explore the subtle ways in which curves animate the aesthetics of our daily lives. They capture their findings through an older form of photography hence the Classical title, Aisthetikos Cuvare.
Playhouse Gallery is sponsored by Madison Community Foundation and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts.
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday, 9 AM – 9 PM
Saturday, 10:30 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, 12 PM – 5 PM
For more information about these exhibits, please contact our Community and Education Program Manager, Beth Racette at email@example.com / 608.258.4169