MIRAGE is a temporary pop-up storefront/project that is currently on display in Milwaukee’s Bayview neighborhood.
This collaborative effort between artist Nina Bednarski and Jennifer Wagner can be viewed daily from the street corner, 2375 S. Howell Ave. now thru end of November 2016.
The project opened on gallery night, Oct 21, 2016 with a festive inauguration. The window display “Illusion” will be illuminated nightly from 5:30pm to 1:30am. Gallery open by appointment only, contact: email@example.com
I’m off for while it seems, the desert and wide open terrain is calling…I will be posting periodically from my Instagram account @ninab.studio. I plan to visit many wild places and national treasures (AR, TX, CO. N.M., AZ, UT, etc.) and put about 5,000 miles on the Civic. I’ll have a driving companion for a short time, stop in on a few friends too…but mostly I plan to be solo. Great Space Awaits!
This is a painting from summer 2015 of a landscape in Brazil, enamel on glass. 18″ x 14″
The 6th Series of Bird Heros have arrived and are available for purchase in the shop.
My new fun sculpture project will debut; TINY SHRINES!!! (this is just a test run, there will be more!)
Working with elements from nature; my love of tedium, adhesives and form…
Thursdays and Fridays 3-9pm
(Christmas Week Hours: Tues Dec. 22, Wed Dec. 23 3-9pmThurs Dec. 24 10am-3pm)
Opens MKE Gallery Night at Pfister Pop-Up Gallery!
The Pfister Pop-Up Gallery Presents – Infinite Landscapes: Paintings by Todd Mrozinski and Nina Bednarski.
Opening Reception: Fri. July 24, 5-11pm
9pm reading by Pfister Narrator Jonathan West followed by live musical guests Joni Clare and Shelly Schauer. Exhibition runs through Sept. 11.
From the furthest reaches of the globe to a walk around the block, Infinite Landscapes explores 2 artists approach to landscape, loss, distance and connection.
Todd Mrozinski- Inspired by sticks collected from his back yard and on neighborhood walks, as well as from sketches of familiar trees, these landscapes were painted the year after the death of the artist’s father in 2011. They precede and inform the luminous canvases of the “Shadow” and “Light from the Pfister” Series.
Nina Bednarski- Inspired by images sent to her from close friends around the world, Nina Bednarski’s enamel on glass panel paintings were created for this exhibition. She lost a decade of her own travel images in a fire and wanted to be inspired with new images from individuals close to her heart. Through the exchange she explores otherness, sameness, loss, opportunity and human connection. Nina confirms her intimate personal links through the act of committing their cherished landscape images into painting.
424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Image: Nina Bednarski, Sawara, Katori City, Japan (detail)enamel on glass, 2015
Opening: June 19, 2015 6-9
Solstice gathering June 21st 7-10
Show closes July 11
Curated by Nina Bednarski, asking participants to consider this:
Light…radiates at a higher vibration than darkness. In contrast to dark, it can be seen more clearly. Examine the property of light, literally as a spiritual concept or as a constant force required for all life on earth. Experience with light, following or striving for lightness, start where you are.
1950b S. Hilbert Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53207
I installed this self-mandated project during the first week of 2015. I simply wanted to add something positive to my studio work and my community of Riverwest, Milwaukee. This project is a nod to the potential of the human spirit and intends to offer the viewer a momentary shift in consciousness. This window has two bonsai sculptures with engraved plates that read, “Compassion 2015” and “Forgiveness 2015”. Creating these was not only a blast but a serious meditation using intricate handwork to combine hundreds of small elements (metal, stones, bone, pearls, crystals, feathers etc.) I intend to develop this storefront work further and to add more of these types of projects to the world. Love More. NB
Summer 2014 is a time of great change and new perspectives….I’m stretching out, not taking on too many specifics and collecting whatever falls into my field of vision. This is a very guided and conscious strategy I have chosen, as I continue to develop with this information for my works future.