Wednesday, January 27, 2010

OPENING RECEPTION February 12 6pm-8pm

I hope that you can join me for the opening of my exhibition "Book Passages, a visual journey." It promises to be an exciting and interesting evening. During the opening an actor from the In Tandem Theater will continue the participatory nature of this series by dramatically reading out loud the twenty book passages while standing near the coinciding visual interpretation.

William Zuback, Book Passages, a visual journey
February 12 - April 9
Tenth Street Gallery
628 N. 10th Street
Milwaukee, WI. 53233

Opening Reception:
Friday, February 12
6pm - 8pm
Cash Bar: Wine & Beer
Gallery Hours 10am - 5pm Monday-Friday

The Book Passages Exhibit is a photographic journey of conceptual thoughts culminating from brief Book Passages that I asked readers of my blog to send in for this project. This journey began in February of 2009 with a blog post, "What have you read lately".

Twenty passages and a year later I present the exhibit, Book Passages - a visual journey.

If you have any questions in regard to this up-coming Exhibit Opening please feel free to email me.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dinner Table Conversation

Dinner Table Conversation

This image was selected into the Charles Allis Art Museums Juried Show Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Today.  I'm always wondering when I create a series, does it stand up as a body of work or are there only one or two strong images in the completed series? So I entered two images that I didn't enter in the Racine Art Museums Wisconsin Photography 2009 Juried exhibition to see how they would fair. One made it in and one didn't. It gives me a little more confidence that the Life in Miniature series stands up as a whole. Since I haven't tried to show the Life in Miniature series yet and have been so caught up with producing my latest Book Passages series it gives me hope that there will be a venue interested in exhibiting this work in the future.
The exhibit opens on Wednesday February 24th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Anticipated email:
The Charles Allis Art Museum would like to congratulate you on your acceptance into the juried exhibition Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now. The jurors Graeme Reid, Assistant Director of the Museum of Wisconsin Art and Martha Glowacki, Co-Director of the Wisconsin Academy’s James Watrous Gallery both expressed that the more than 260 entrees represented possibly the best body of work they had ever seen for a juried exhibition. They selected your piece Dinner Table Conversation for inclusion.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

"Eight Counties" at the Kohler Art Center

This coming Sunday is the opening for "Eight Counties" at the Kohler Art Center. The award presentation and talk are at 1:00 pm. I am honored and pleased to have two images included in this exhibit. If you are looking for something to do join me for the opening.

The following is the description of the exhibition taken from the John Michael Kohler Art Center website:

This spring, the Arts Center will host Eight Counties, an extensive juried exhibition celebrating the breadth of art created in east-central Wisconsin. Showcasing works in all media including photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, woodworking, metals, textiles, glass, and mixed media, this exhibition is the twelfth in a series of surveys devoted to highlighting the talents of our region’s exciting artists.

We invited submissions from all practicing artists—professional and by avocation—in the eight county area of Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Washington counties, and this year we were delighted by an unprecedented number of strong entries. We received submissions from over 520 artists offering more than 1,550 individual works of art!

Held in the Arts Center’s Collections & Community Galleries, the juried exhibition will present the final selection of nearly 150 works by over 100 regional artists. Eight Counties will open to the public January 24th, 2010 with an opening celebration and award ceremony from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please join us in celebrating our region’s remarkable artists.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Poem Preview

Exciting times as Michelle PG Richardson begins to feed me the poems she has created and continues to create for our book collaboration on the Book Passages images. Here is a sneak peek. If you haven't already, please visit her on-line magazine "Eye on Life". It has such a diverse amount of quality content that you should find something that will satisfy your literary palette.

Perfection-less by Michelle PG Richardson aka Frieda Babbley

Do you feel as though I have abandoned you?
As if the wind has stopped
blowing, whispering
for you to quietly sneak back
into the cupboard
where you’ve found yourself locked
many a sunny day?

Wisps of hair
found on the floor
where you’ve been
once trampled over
seduced relentlessly
price never affirmed
only hush and calm,
words surrendered
received via post the following day.

Poisonous silence killed you
never saying  no
never walking away
clutter of the day’s thoughts swept
under the floorboards.
Light shown through
the azure skies of blue fear
peace and solace
refined dignity
hoping for the breath
that would bring back life
more insipid than
the taste of belonging.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Down the rabbit hole

I moved this image to my website so as not to offend anyone. If you are interested in viewing this image it can be found at: