Recent work by University of Wisconsin-Waukesha alumna Kari Garon will be displayed in the university’s art gallery through Nov. 16. The exhibit, free and open to the public, is entitled Micro/Macro: Cloning Mutts, Saving Children.
UW-Waukesha is located at 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha. For directions to the UW–Waukesha campus, including the Fine Arts Center (Southview) and the art gallery, go to waukesha.uwc.edu/directions.
Garon said her artwork focuses on the “continual fluctuation between that of real and imaginary personas; all created in an attempt to cope with a multiplicity of intersecting identities. Symbols are generated as a reconstruction of memories of past and present autobiographical interactions.
“My figures dance back and forth between depicting versions of my Asian and white self in an attempt to recognize and address issues of colonization and privilege that exist within American society.”
Garon is a multidisciplinary artist from Milwaukee. Primarily recognized for her prints and collages of figurative forms, she communicates through intimate illustrative drawings and object making. Garon’s work often focuses on addressing the contemporary political and sociological issues of identity, multiculturalism, and the American ideal. Her artwork has been seen in solo shows throughout the state and group exhibitions internationally.
The gallery is open from noon to 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. to noon Friday. For a private viewing, contact Reinhart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UW–Waukesha has the largest enrollment among the 13 UW Colleges campuses with more than 2,000 students. These freshman/sophomore campuses and UW Colleges Online comprise the UW Colleges. They offer an associate of arts and sciences degree and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs. In addition, UW-Waukesha offers several collaborative bachelor’s degrees through UW-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh.