When I think of Milwaukee, I think of beer, cheese and Tyson Reeder.

 

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The Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI

I also think of The Green Gallery, which has been showing an amazing roster of artists since 2009. After following them online for many years -and always being in town on Mondays- I was finally able to see the space in person. Best gallery exterior – hands down.

 

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Installation view of Tyson Reeder’s show “TV Dinner”

 

 

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Landscape with Fruit, 2015. Mixed media on canvas

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Polish Falcons, 2015. Mixed media on canvas

An ode to The Polish Falcons, a drinking and bowling institution in the Riverwest neighborhood. One of my favorite bars in Milwaukee. The chip selection is top drawer.

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Yellow Mannequins, 2015. Mixed media on linen

 

 

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Untitled, 2015. Mixed media on linen

 

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There is surfing here in Milwaukee, and from what I hear it’s “mellow”.  This knock-out painting by Mr. Reeder is far more radical than mellow. I suspect that the mannequin agrees.

 

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Surfboards, 2015. Mixed media on canvas

 

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Sammy’s Beach Road, 2015. Mixed Media on linen

An antidote to the impending doom of winter-the paintings in this show exude light. Soak it up and take it with you. Life’s a beach, even if there’s snow on it.

 

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Untitled, 2015. Mixed media on canvas

Thanks to the Green Gallery and Tyson Reeder for such a great show-Cheers!

 

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See more of Tyson Reeder’s work and more about The Green Gallery here. TV Dinner is on view September 24 – November 7, 2015 at The Green Gallery, 1500 N. Farwell Ave. in Milwaukee, WI.

 

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