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Ever feel that you are looking at your artwork so long that you can no longer see it? You can’t see your way out of a problem? This “Professional Critique” event with Michael Davidson may just change that.
Critiques can be used to carefully analyze a variety of works such as: Creative works – novels, exhibits, film, images, poetry.
The simple sentence above is one definition of critique. Michael Davidson has spent two years, as an artist in New York, just looking at art. He stopped painting during this time, just to experience as much visual art as he could. As a result, he developed a method for analyzing the visual art experience. He has a passion for all visual work and uses his expertise to look into the journey each artist goes through during the creative process. Please join us for an interesting afternoon of art discussion where we talk about process, product and the visual expression we all use. Each artist is asked to bring 2 pieces, or a limited line/series of pieces to discuss. During this time, we will talk about what we see in front of us, but also of goals and aspirations for taking the pieces further and into new territory. Michael will lead a thoughtful and positive discourse into his methods to analyze art. This is an amazing opportunity that professional artists can use for looking critically at their own work, as a teaching tool, and as provocative discussion of not only visual art in the craft arena, but all art that we view for pleasure and inspiration.
This is a free members event with limited space. Please register early. Non-members registration fee $10.00
125 West Melvina Street MAP
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Interstate 43 to Capital Drive East.
Go east on Capital Drive approximately 3 blocks to 2nd Street
turn right (by the Chase Bank branch)
Go straight one block and into the gated parking lot. Park anywhere.
We will enter through the door just left of the loading dock.
About Michael Davidson:
Michael began teaching at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2011, where while Chair of Fine Arts he developed a completely new contemporary studio curriculum and degree program. Michael teaches both the painting and sculpture with a specific focus on critique. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries in the Midwest and in New York, most recently at the Reinstitute, an alternative gallery in upstate New York.
He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in both Painting and Ceramic Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1985. Michael studied at Purchase College - State University of New York with Robert Storr and Irving Sandler. In 1988, while completing his Master of Fine Arts in Painting, he moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. While in New York City, he worked with curators and artists installing art for the Guggenheim Museum, International Center of Photography, The American Craft Museum, John Weber Gallery, Metro Pictures and numerous galleries and private collections. Michael started a creative consulting practice in 1992, and continues his art studio practice at the Nut Factory in the Riverworks neighborhood in Milwaukee.
8469 North 50th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223