Coming September 2021 – January 2022
Overture Galleries Fall Exhibitions
TUE, SEP 21, 2021 – SUN, JAN 16, 2022
GALLERY I – We Are Here: Local Mapmakers Explore the World That Connects Us
Madison is a globally renowned center for mapmaking. UW–Madison’s strong cartography program, has been housed in the geography department since the 1940s. Today, the Dane County cartography community includes student training labs, mapping companies, government mapmaking agencies, and a map library. Oftentimes, when you look at a map, the people responsible for creating it work, or were initially trained here in the Madison area.
We are all connected to one another—what you do here, in Madison, matters to someone across the globe, just as their actions matter to you. Whether it be how we treat our air, land, and water, or how we educate and care for people, the impacts have rippling effects. Geographers are asked to stand in the shoes of others, living in very different circumstances. Maps help us to see the everyday world around us in new ways, build connections, identify patterns, and visualize phenomena. We are here in this world together.
This exhibit was developed by the University of Wisconsin Cartography Lab, a center of innovation for map design, interactive visualization, and geographic thinking.
GALLERY II – Human Fragility – Shelby Gahm, Stephenie Hamen & Eric Hazeltine
Shelby Gahm, Stephenie Hamen and Eric Hazeltine explore extraordinary and fragile aspects of the human body and psyche. Gahm’s work explores ideas of what constitutes a home. She considers the human nature of collecting memory, which memories we choose to carry with us and how that shapes who we are and, therefore, the home we carry within ourselves throughout our lives. Through painting, Hamen reveals the truth and strength of living with chronic invisible illness. Hazeltine’s artistic process represents the dichotomy of destruction and conservation within the physical body.
GALLERY III – Take Me There. – Landes Sullivan & William Del Moral
Landes Sullivan and William Del Moral cultivate human connection through art. Del Moral evokes feelings of hope, humanity and unity through his dense, vibrant paintings. Sullivan creates with intentionality, building colorful mixed media wall sculptures that surround, engage and inspire the viewer.
PLAYHOUSE GALLERY – Everything COVID
Overture is currently accepting applications for this exhibit.
SAT, SEP 25, 2021 – SUN, JAN 23, 2022
This exhibition aims to explore everything COVID-19. What have you experienced during the pandemic? What have you lost? What have you gained? How have you changed? What have you learned about yourself, the world? What have we been through collectively as a society? What has this pandemic revealed to you about the world? How has your global outlook changed? Has your concept of “normal” changed? How do we increase our well-being individually and as a society in the face of this pandemic? How do you visualize the science of the pandemic? What else related to COVID would you like to explore?
Learn about the impact of the Overture Galleries in the following personal testimonies:
• Erin Liljegren: Overture Galleries exhibit inspires local artist to make more art
• Robert Jaeger: Local artist shares what Overture means to him and the Madison community
• Hannah Sandvold: Overture Galleries provide an outlet for voices to be heard
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 the lobby for The Playhouse Theater. Overture Galleries are free and open to the public.
Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday, 9 AM – 9 PM
Saturday, 10:30 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, NOON – 5 PM
For more information about these exhibits, please contact our Community and Education Program Manager, Beth Racette at firstname.lastname@example.org / 608.258.4169