MKE INFLUENCERS Exhibition at Var West Gallery

 I am pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting in this highly anticipated group exhibition at Var West Gallery in Walker’s Point in Milwaukee. I do hop you can join us to celebrate this roster of artists, who are making a difference in our art community.

Var West Gallery

423 W Pierce St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

April 6 – June 1, 2019

Opening:  Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 6pm-9pm.

Var West Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of MKE Influencers, on view from April 6th through June 1st. The group exhibition features 38 Milwaukee artists who have made considerable achievements and contributions within their respective fields. Each artist will exhibit one work, representing nearly every field within the visual arts. The exhibit delivers a multitude of disciplines, objects and aesthetics, as well as artistic backgrounds, histories and identities. The vastly diversified exhibition is curated by Josh Hintz who strung the show together with what is shared; éclat and ingenuity.

Exhibiting artists are :

Reggie Baylor, Brent Budsberg, Ray Chi, Kyoung Ae Cho, Santiago Cucullu, Michael Davidson, Melissa Dorn, Paul Druecke, Richard Galling, Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Michelle Grabner, Jon Horvath, Niki Johnson, Mutope Johnson, Frank Juarez, David Najib Kasir, Greg Klassen, Kathryn e. martin , Colin Matthes, Shane McAdams, Shana McCaw, Kevin Miyazaki, Joseph Mougel, Keith Nelson, Stacey Williams Ng, Rosemary Ollison, Will Pergl, Nirmal Raja, Tia Richardson, John Riepenhoff, Jill Sebastian, Ariana Vaeth, Leslie Vansen, Shane Walsh, Della Wells, Chris Willey, Jason S. Yi, and Rina Yoon

With so many prominent artistic voices in one room, MKE Influencers validates the robust and diverse art scene that stretches far beyond the region. These artists have made a name for themselves through a devoted studio practice, innovation, dynamic risk taking and complexity in craft and concept. Beyond the acclaim and status that the above artists have reached, these individuals are devoted to enriching and giving back to this city. Much of their time and resources are spent on community outreach; integrative projects, teaching, writing, curating, activism, and even opening galleries of their own. They continuously create space for dialogue, challenging the way we view and interact with art, and thus, one another.

 

 

 

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Colors & Chords at Turner Hall in Milwaukee

I have exciting news to share. 

I have been invited to participate in the 2nd annual Color & Chords art event to be held on November 22 from 6-10pm at Turner Hall in Milwaukee. I have been paired with the Midwest Death Rattle. As they perform I will be painting. 

This event is a fundraiser for the Islands of Brilliance. 

Colors & Chords merges music and live art onstage, creating a truly multi-sensory experience filled with unexpected and memorable collaborations. Proceeds benefit Islands of Brilliance, a Milwaukee nonprofit that runs creative and technology workshops for children, teens and young adults on the autism spectrum.

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Tickets: $25

Host: Dori Zori, 88NINE Radio Milwaukee and Nick Pipitone, BVK

Bands: Rusty Pelicans, Lex Allen, Midwest Death Rattle, NINETEEN THIRTEEN, The Lovelies, C.M.P. (featuring Montreal Cain), Hello Death, Keith Pulvermacher Band, Dryhouse Ruins

Artists: Pfister Hotel Artist in Residence Pamela M Anderson, dwellephant, Jeff Redmon, Melissa Dorn Richards, Frank Juarez, David Mark Zimmerman, Tia Richardson, Cynthia Thomas Short, Betty Blexrud-Strigens, Kim Henry

To purchase your ticket click here.

Artists in the Artery: Frank Juarez at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

This evening I presented on “The Life of an Abstract Painter”.  This presentation was part of the Artists In The Artery Series at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan. During this presentation I talked about how my work developed at a pivotal point in my life (2005) and how my environment impacted my view on the world around me. 

Through the process of creating I was able to reflect on life experience, use art as a way to make sense of the world and my thoughts, and  use it as a vehicle to bring order back into my life. 

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Knaak + Juarez Studio Sale, June 11, 6-10pm

Join Dale, Rudy, and I on Friday, June 11 from 6-10pm for our studio sale at the Knaak + Juarez Studio, 1310 Wisconsin Avenue, 2nd flr in Sheboygan. We will have paintings, drawings, and photographs available for purchase. 

Here is a sample gallery of paintings I will have available. I will also have drawings and photography available as well.  

Simply contact me with the name of the painting you would like to purchase. 

Frank Juarez solo show at Project Space 314 – Ripon, Wisconsin

Mark your calendars:

Join me at Project Space 314 for my solo show. Project Space 314 is a new multi-use venue in the downtown area of the City of Ripon, with support from the Kemper Foundation. The space is located at 314 Watson Street in a reclaimed building beautifully restored by downtown manager and owner, Craig Tebon, after a devastating fire in December of 2013 that destroyed one building, severely damaged two others, and displaced many residents.

FJ solo show project space 314

Exhibition runs from April 8 – May 15, 2016 with a reception scheduled for April 8 from 7-9pm. 

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Here are some paintings that will be on exhibit.

Playing in the Dark Solo Exhibition at Prak-sis Gallery

Playing in the Dark

Frank Juarez Solo Exhibition 

at Prak-sis Gallery

 

Emergence II, oil on canvas, 10x10", 2016

Frank Juarez, Emergence II, oil on canvas, 10×10″, 2016

Mark your calendars, ya’ll.

I am having a solo show in Chicago. 

Location:

Prak-sis Gallery

16 West Ontario Street

Chicago, Illinois 60654

Private viewing: January 30 from 3-6pm. 

Opening reception takes place during first Fridays, February 5, 5-8pm.

Click here to learn more about me. 

About Playing in the Dark

The theme of Playing in the Dark is symbolic for not knowing what to expect as an outcome during my painting sessions. This past summer I visited the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, PA and saw my first James Turrell Exhibition. At first I did not know what to think about his work, but as I began to think about it it made sense. It is about the experience. The experience of not knowing what is real and what is implied. The installation I keep thinking about is called Pleiades where the room was completely dark. You could not see in front of you. All you could do was to use your other senses such as touch and hearing to navigate the room.

With the closing of my gallery the opportunity to refocus on my studio practice was presented. Playing in the Dark is my personal inquiry on exploring ideas that have been swimming in my mind for months. I am an intuitive painter and the vulnerability of my actions is influenced by my thoughts, emotions, and feelings.