Skully Gustafson’s Plastic Alchemy

Plastic Alchemy
TPP Art/Beer Lounge Exhibition
Artist: Skully Gustafson

at The Pitch Project
706 S. 5th Street
Milwaukee WI, 53204
Nov. 18 – Dec. 31, 2016

Opening Reception: November 18, 6-8pm

Gallery Hours: Thursday & Friday 5-8pm.–Saturday 3-8pm & Sunday 3–5 p.m.

Brenner Brewing and The Pitch Project are pleased to present Plastic Alchemy, a solo show exhibition of recent paintings by Milwaukee-based multimedia artist Skully GustafsonSkully is the first artist to be featured in a new solo exhibition series that highlights the commissioned artists for the Brenner Brewing beer labels. Skully’s art can be found on Brenner’s Butterfly Farts Citrus Ale. 

Gustafson emerges like a contemporary mythological Pan, recreating the freedom of the artist’s studio as an arena for play. Gustafson also sees it as a form of archaeology, revealing the layers of creative imagination. While remaining light, the density of the images reflects the multilayered character of his art and persona as an artist.” –Kat Murrell, Shepherd Express

Sideshow Man, 2016, Courtesy of Portrait Society Gallery
Sideshow Man, 2016
Courtesy of Portrait Society Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Plastic Alchemy

12th century Alchemists sought to understand and transform their world in physical terms by combining knowledge, proto-science, spirituality and mysticism. Plastic Alchemy combines the acrylic medium, abstraction, figurative mannerism and symbolism to create a contemporary recipe for visual art.

Remote Control Voyage 30"x34" Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 2016 Courtesy of Portrait Society Gallery
Remote Control Voyage, 2016
Courtesy of Portrait Society Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance by Skully Gustafson: December 15, 7-8pm

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About the Artist

Skully Gustafson lives and works in Milwaukee, WI. In 2012 he received his BFA in Integrated Studio Arts from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design as well as studied for a semester in Brooklyn, NY at the New York Studio Residency Program 2011. He has his first major solo exhibition at Portrait Society Gallery in the summer of 2014 as well as shown work in group exhibitions around Milwaukee, WI and in Brooklyn, NY. He just finished his two year art residency at RedLine Milwaukee, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Skully and his partner, Erik Moore, now work out of their new storefront studio Four Wheels Studio.

Skully Gustafson is represented by Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee, WI.

Press 

The Portrait Society Gallery

Romano Johnson: Silver Art Bible, and, Skully Gustafson: The Juice; The Shepherd Express