Sheboygan artist to open Bradley Gallery season
Lakeland University’s Bradley Gallery will open its 2021-22 season this Friday, September 24, with an exhibit of works by Sheboygan artist Erica Jane Huntzinger.
The show, titled The Lost Ships: works on paper, will have its opening ceremony on Friday from 4:30-5:30 p.m., which includes an artist talk and Q&A.
The exhibit runs through October 29 in the Bradley Fine Arts Building on the Lakeland campus. The Bradley Gallery is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, when Lakeland is in session.
Huntzinger said the mixed media pieces for this exhibit were created over the past two years.
“They exist in a liminal space, after sensation and just before recognition,” she said. “This exhibition is a visual exploration from this turbulent, muddled and rare period in our lives in mood, movement and spirit. We have all gone through unexpected challenges with a myriad of complex states these past two years. The chance pandemic continues to have an enormous impact on everyone and everything in the world all while grappling with the difficulties of our political and social conditions.”
“The work I do stems from inside, generated from the stimuli of our world and bound to the thorny nature of experience and stand somewhere between known and unknown spaces. They are internal landscapes made visible.”
Huntzinger has shown throughout the country, mainly in Chicago, where several of her paintings are permanently installed at the following: Uncommon Ground; Devon and Grace locations, The University of Illinois at Chicago Children’s Center, and Delilah’s Bar. In Wisconsin she has collections at Bank First
National in Plymouth & Manitowoc locations.
Huntzinger co-owned and exhibited Chicago(land) artists at The Gathering Place Gallery in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood. Notable exhibitions include The Chicago Cultural Center, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a solo exhibition at UW-Oshkosh.
Her residencies include Mosnart, located in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago in 2015; a printmaking residency at Studio 224 in Port Washington, Wis.; and with OWLS, Of Water Land and Sky, in Sheboygan, where she lives and has a studio.
An Illinois native, Huntzinger studied art and English literature at Illinois State University and transferred into the painting department at the University of Illinois in Champaign. Huntzinger studied art and ecology in England at Wolverhampton Polytechnic during her last semester and graduated from Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a major in painting, BFA. She received her Masters of Art in Art Therapy from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.
Learn more about the artist at her website.