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Evil is going on at MMoCA exhibition 'Something Wicked This Way Comes'

"Evil is easy, and has infinite forms." So said Blaise Pascal, the 17th-century philosopher and scientist, in a quote now emblazoned on the gallery walls in the "Something Wicked This Way Comes" exhibition at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. >More
 More than meets the eye

Even if we accept a photograph as truth - and that's a pretty murky proposition - it's never really the whole truth, just one piece of it. Each of us, and by extension, the camera's lens, sees things from our own viewpoint. Minor shifts in perspective can trigger large shifts in perception. In a new exhibition at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, German-born photographer Barbara Probst confronts these issues in ways that are not only visually appealing but also offer, at times, an understated humor. >More
 Photographic juxtapositions in Barbara Probst exhibit at MMoCA

Even if we accept a photograph as truth -- and that's a pretty murky proposition -- it's never really the whole truth, just one piece of it. Each of us, and by extension, the camera's lens, sees things from our own viewpoint. Minor shifts in perspective can trigger large shifts in perception. >More
 Firecracker Studios bids farewell with 'The End is Here'

After five years of successes and struggles, Sam Johnson is pulling the plug on Firecracker Studios, a onetime gallery and longtime gig poster factory that worked to build a bridge between art and music in Madison. "Firecracker has changed what it does and how it does it," he affirms in an announcement about the closing, "but has never strayed from it's goal of keeping the Madison art scene interesting and fresh." >More
 Bold colors, weirdness

The Wisconsin Academy's James Watrous Gallery closes out the year with another of its serendipitous pairings. While the gallery typically presents what are considered side-by-side solo shows by two different artists, there's almost always some congruence between the two. >More
 Creator and destroyer Mami Wata flows at the Chazen

The title of the Chazen Museum of Art's new exhibition, Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diasporas, is telling. Note that it's not arts about water spirits; it's arts for water spirits, in the sense that the makers of these artworks are invested in Mami Wata's powers and possibilities, both good and bad. We're talking connection, not mere depiction. >More
 Madison Fall Gallery Night 2008 ignites weekend of up-close art

Twice every year, galleries, gift shops, studios, museums and more from Monroe Street to Atwood Avenue open their doors for Gallery Night, the combined showcase and soirée for visual arts put on by Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Scores of participants have made for an overwhelming array of options at the semiannual celebration, and this autumn is no different. >More
 Madison Area Open Art Studios 2008: Meet Virginia Huber and Drazen Dupor

Virginia Huber and Drazen Dupor are among the 140 artists opening their studios to the public this weekend as part of Madison Area Open Art Studios 2008. Now in its sixth year, this free festival showcases the diversity and vibrancy of the Madison visual art scene in a laid-back, come-as-you-are way. While you may snag a free glass of wine somewhere along the way, this event shatters the notion that art must be a black tie affair. >More
 MMoCA's George Segal retrospective is a burg unto itself

Sometimes art transports us to places that no longer exist, or could never exist (think surrealism, for example). And sometimes art can transport us simply by its very ordinariness, its ability to immerse itself in the texture of our everyday lives (think documentary street photography). >More
 Pedro Guerrero steps out

If you've spent any time at Monona Terrace, chances are that you already know the work of Pedro Guerrero. Sixty Guerrero photos documenting famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his work are on permanent display in the facility. But what you may not know is that Guerrero also had an intimate connection with other leading lights of modern art and architecture, such as Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. >More
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