Schwalbach Art Gallery

Located in the Lange Student Center, the Schwalbach Gallery features exhibitions by professional artists and students throughout the year. Gallery hours are 9 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday, and all gallery events are free and open to the public.

 Current Exhibition  

ANNA LAMBRINI MOISIADIS

ARMOR

January 26 - March 5, 2015

 

Anna Lambrini Moisiadis

 Armor (detail view), tracing paper, dimensions variable, 2015

 

 About this Exhibition:

Artist Statement:

My artwork references my own history, an experience in a multicultural, multilingual family. My father used to tell stories about the history of ancient Greece and contemporary times. As I have walked among the ruins of Greece and through the narrow streets of its modern cities, I think of those stories and wonder about the architecture: what it was and how it has been redefined today through layers of decay and the build-up of new life. The visible passage of time, the layers, the colors and patterns, are seductive and have shaped how I view the world: a constant circle of strength and delicacy, development and deterioration. I explore these aesthetics and ideas in my art through the process of repetition. Like the architecture I grew up with, the paper I work on is constructed, built on, demolished, and renovated through cutting, stacking, stitching, and repeated marks.

My exploration tries to capture a balance of strength and fragility. The work is a record of my thoughts and experiences; a constant struggle of feeling courageous and insecure. The materials I work with reflect this endeavor. Paper, copper and ink integrate to manifest the human condition. The imperfections in my work are the layers of the art process and reflects what it means to be human: an endeavor for perfection with the limitations of our physiological and psychological state.

-Anna Lambrini Moisiadis

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

 

SELECTED STUDENT WORK

UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Drawing and Design Students

March/April , 2015 

 

Student Exhibition

About the Gallery

 

The Schwalbach Gallery is named for Professor Emeritus James A. Schwalbach, a long-time chairman of the UW Colleges Art Department. Professor Schwalbach created many state and local art programs, and he also developed and produced the WHA radio program "Let's Draw," which was broadcast statewide for many years.

Professor Schwalbach taught at UW-BSC from 1968 until his retirement in 1976, and he received the Governor's Award for his efforts in art education. His estate continues to support the Schwalbach Art Fund, which he established through the Friends of the Campus Foundation. 

The Gallery typically features six shows/year, showcasing the work of regional and nationally-renowned artists as well as local youth art projects. For more information about exhibiting your work in the Schwalbach Gallery, please contact: Letha Kelsey, Director at letha.kelsey@uwc.edu or 608-355-5243.