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S.V. Medaris: Strange Breeds: Evolution and Selective Breeding 

February 3–April 1, 2018 Upcoming Exhibitions
Image for S.V. Medaris, Omar’s Ball, from the series The Many Faces of Omar the Dane, Reduction linocut, 2017 (detail)S.V. Medaris, Omar’s Ball, from the series The Many Faces of Omar the Dane, Reduction linocut, 2017 (detail)

 

Image for S.V. Medaris, Meet Howdy!, Hand-coloured woodcut, 2017 (detail)S.V. Medaris, Meet Howdy!, Hand-coloured woodcut, 2017 (detail)
Selective breeding, the process where humans choose which traits should be passed on, has long been a part of farming. In Strange Breeds, printmaker S.V. Medaris explores the extremes of breeding through her depictions of the farm dogs, hogs, and chickens that surround her every day on her farm near Mount Horeb. Medaris brings her love of animals to life through images that are amusing, surprising, and thought-provoking, successfully fulfilling her goal to, “show the amazing, truly fascinating lives of the animals we surround ourselves with.”

Exhibition Activities

Opening Party
Saturday, February 3 | 2:00–5:00
Celebrate today’s most inspiring Wisconsin artists at the exhibition Opening Party! Meet the artists and jurors at the 2018 Wisconsin Artists Biennial, S.V. Medaris, and enjoy music and light bites. 

Block Printing with S.V. Medaris
Studio Saturday: March 17 | 10:00–1:00
Learn firsthand how Medaris creates her incredible farm animal prints and then create your own using one of the artist’s original wood blocks. 

Artist Panel
Saturday, March 17 | 2:00–3:00
Join 2016 Biennial winner S.V. Medaris and this year’s award winners as they discuss their work and what it means to be Wisconsin in today’s globalized art world.