Silver Lake College will host an exhibit by professional artists Teresa Lind and Garrett Krueger from Oct. 30 through Nov. 30.
The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Gallery 117, located on campus at 2406 S. Alverno Road.
Lind graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Drawing, Painting and Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. After studying at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, in 2002, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, graduating in 2005 with a Master’s Degree in Sculpture.
Now, she’s a sculpture teacher at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a teacher in the foundry at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also runs a custom metal casting studio in Chilton, where she continues to make her own sculptural works.
Lind’s subject matter comes mainly from the strong women around her whom she admires. Her female students often inspire works that present women who are very feminine in their attire, but who wield sledgehammers or don welding masks and gloves. Some of her inspiration also comes from high fashion and costume and the juxtaposition of those against the gritty work of casting metal. Her work is essentially about the dignity and pride of being female and the reality of manual labor and hard work, which needs to be balanced daily.
Krueger majored in art at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and received his Master’s Degree in Sculpture from the University of Kentucky.
After working at an industrial foundry in Winona, Minn., following school, he returned to academia, teaching at several locations, including Monmouth College, Indiana University of South Bend and the University of Notre Dame. He has helped teach workshops on iron casting, and also served as vice president on the executive board of Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum in Indiana.
Now, Krueger is the foundry technician for the Arts/Industry residency program at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan.
Krueger’s work is largely figurative, dealing in both representational realism and abstraction. His ideas are largely derived from contemplations on spirituality, mythology, philosophy and the interactions between people in the world. Krueger continues his artistic endeavors, challenging himself with new materials and processes in his journey of aesthetic exploration.
The exhibit will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, please call (920) 686-6181.
“Strength” is an art piece by Teresa Lind, who’ll be exhibiting her work at Silver Lake College beginning Oct. 30.
“C’mere, You!” is an art piece by Garrett Krueger, who’ll be exhibiting his work at Silver Lake College beginning Oct. 30.