Wisconsin native Tom Uttech returns for his ninth solo exhibition at the Tory Folliard Gallery.
During his trips to the Boundary Waters between northern Minnesota
and Wisconsin and the Quetico Provincial Park in Canada, Uttech gathers
experiences and memories to fuel his new paintings. Mythic, atmospheric,
and astoundingly detailed, this new body of work epitomizes his
passionate interest in the wilderness.
In the artist’s own words: “These paintings are all recollections of
the magic I have found in the North Woods. They never depict any actual
place. They hope to recreate the feelings those places generate in
ourselves … I do also mean to be saying something about the richness and
diversity of life on this planet and how magically wonderful this all
is by packing so many individuals and species into the same place at the
Uttech is the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters –
Award in Art and the Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Award.
His paintings are in museum collections across the U.S. including
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK, Milwaukee Art
Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, Tucson Museum of Art, Museum of
Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI, and the Chazen Museum of Art at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
November 22, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Artist’s Reception: December 6, 2014, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm; Artist Talk at 2:00 pm