Art exhibit featuring Berel Lutsky's work opens April 4 at Silver Lake College

Posted On March 22, 2016

Silver Lake College will host an art exhibit by Berel Lutsky titled "Black Landscapes, Mystic's Gates, and Some Digressions."

The exhibit, which opens April 4 and continues through May 6, will be held in the Donald P. Taylor Gallery, located in the main building on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road, Manitowoc.

It will showcase drawings, photographs and prints (photogravure, lithography and monoprint) by Lutsky, a professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc. An artist reception is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on April 7, and an artist talk is scheduled for 6 p.m. on April 19.

Lutsky said the bodies of work that will be displayed share a meditative approach to landscape as opposed to the idyllic. The sense of place is intentionally fluid, you may recognize it, or think you do. However, place is intentionally both nowhere and everywhere; a relative landscape of possibilities.

Lutsky was born in Buffalo, New York, and raised in Milwaukee. He earned his bachelor's degree in studio art with a concentration in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his master's degree in studio art with a concentration in printmaking and drawing from UW-Milwaukee. He has taught at several UW Colleges, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Carroll University and the Avni Institute in Israel.

In addition to his formal education, Lutsky has worked as a printer at the Fishy Whale Press in Milwaukee and the Tel Aviv Artist House Printshop. He also presented workshops and did residencies at the Jerusalem Print Workshop.

His work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally, and is in public and private collections in the United States, Israel, Belgium and Japan.