CURRENT EXHIBITION

All In: Shorewood Girls Cross Country

Photographs by Lois Bielefeld

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July 20th, 2017 - October 22nd, 2017

Though Bielefeld is known for her portraiture, this new series takes that interest a step further. Here, she documents her daughter’s high school cross country team over a full season of workouts, races, team-building activities, and camping trips. The series reveals a roller coaster of emotions and physical ordeals that tells a captivating story of growth and accomplishment, while also helping us revisit our past lives as teenagers navigating the landscape of friendship, group dynamics, and team sports.

The team’s coach and mentor, Sarah Kopplin, has contributed her writings and thoughts surrounding a philosophical approach to coaching and team sports that puts individual goals and development above winning. She’s also nurtured a culture of inclusivity and encouragement that reveals a progressive attitude sometimes elusive in the sports world. Bielefeld captures all this in her series, nimbly walking a line between art and sports photography.

Lois Bielefeld's work appears courtesy of Portrait Society Gallery.

Please visit the Exhibition Catalogues page to purchase the All In catalogue.

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Cladestine Possessions & Family Time

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November 16th, 2017 - April 15th, 2018

It is now tradition for the grand prize winner from our Forward juried art exhibition to be invited to present a solo exhibition the following year. Painter James Pederson (Madison, WI), winner in 2016, has taken the invitation a step further, incorporating a collaborator and a guest artist into two side-by-side exhibitions. For Clandestine Possessions, Pederson exhibits furniture-based works made in collaboration with Madison, WI artist Mariah Tate Klemens, and in Family Time, he curates a small exhibition of paintings by Jackson Hunt (Irvine, CA) to be shown alongside a series of his own. The exhibition opens Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, with a members’ preview starting at 5:30pm. Artist talk (details below) starts at 7:00pm. The show runs through April 15, 2018. Admission to opening: $5 suggested donation.

Exhibition Programming:

 

OPENING NIGHT ARTIST TALK

NOV. 16 | 7:00 P.M.

 

James Pederson will lead a discussion with Mariah Tate Klemens and Jackson Hunt at 7:00pm on Thursday, November 16, in conjunction with the opening of Clandestine Possessions and Family Time. The discussion will explore the collaborative and conceptual links between the three artists’ practices.
Free with admission.