Craig Blietz and His Cows Featured at Museum of Wisconsin Art
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Craig Blietz and His Cows Featured at Museum of Wisconsin Art

Using what he describes as “an amalgamation of signs, symbols and emblems representing agriculture,” Sister Bay artist Craig Blietz’s latest body of work has been on exhibit since October at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend. In an unusual move for the museum, they allowed Blietz to choose the color of the gallery walls to help the paintings pop. Below, Blietz talks about his work during an artist talk at the gallery. The exhibit moves to the Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee on Jan. 14, where it will remain until March 2. Submitted. A parade of cows from Sister Bay has been making an impact in West Bend. In what is being described by the staff at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend as a midcareer breakout show for Sister Bay artist Craig Blietz, his latest body of work encompasses what the artist refers to as the symbols, signs and emblems of where he lives. The exhibit of 23 new works is called Craig Blietz: Herd . “He’s been on our radar for quite a number of years. We’ve seen other bodies of work appear in other institutions,” said Graeme Reid, curator and director […]

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