Gates and Matthes
Drawing is a way of thinking. Like writing, drawing clarifies. It deepens our understanding.
In celebration of World Wide Knit in Public Day, join us at the James Watrous Gallery for an afternoon of knitting and a gallery talk with exhibiting artist, Alison Gates.
I draw with my kids, who are seven and five years old. Their freedom and joy while drawing is contagious. Once the kids are asleep, I unwind by drawing in my studio or on the couch while watching shows and having a few drinks with my wife.
In my work, I ruminate quite a bit on the concept of change. The way words change, for instance, depending on context. The way land changes, depending on natural disasters, weather, and human impact.
Join Alison Gates, Colin Matthes, and Wisconsin Academy staff to celebrate the opening of the exhibitions Points of Departure and
Drawings from Colin Matthes' daily practice and his Essential Knowledge series.
Alison Gates' textile and paper pieces pose questions about communication, tradition, surface design, feminism, and climate change.
Wisconsin Academy Offices
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
James Watrous Gallery
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608.733.6633 x25