The Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay will host an artist talk with Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design Associate Professor James Barany on Feb. 11 starting at 10:30 am at the museum. Barany is a creator of experimental media, animation and time-based media works and is an exhibiting artist in the museum’s current exhibition, You Draw and Paint on What?
“Through a compendium of interdisciplinary and time-based means, my work attempts to embrace the empathy, emotion and memory of the human condition as defined within the realm of all things technologic,” writes the artist. “What is certain within my work is that the compass needle has always pointed in the same direction; a bearing that is guided by memory, experience and empathy, it attempts to set an azimuth in pursuit of something emotive, something personal and something truly human.”
The exhibit, You Draw and Paint on What?, celebrates experimentation and the exploration of unconventional media.
Experimentation, without a doubt, defines Barany’s work. His visual training began at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where he earned a BFA in Drawing in 1992. This was followed with an MFA in Drawing and Painting in 1997 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. What arguably was even more influential to Barany during this time was his employment at the Milwaukee Art Museum from 1989-1999.
The program is free and open to the public. Museum doors open at 10 am for exhibit viewing, coffee and conversation with a brief volunteer business meeting and program following. More information about the artist can be found at jamesbarany.com.
The Miller Art Museum is located in the Door County Library, located at 107 S. 4th Ave. Hours are 10 am to 8 pm on Monday and 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information visit millerartmuseum.org.