Join us for an art reception for artist Daniel Choma on October 14th 6:30-9pm with live music from Dan’s band: Toni Wolff’s Dream Wedding.
Inspiration for Choma’s work is found in narratives that exist in regular life, be they mundane or otherwise. The work features hints of depression, anxiety, religion, and individualism in an increasingly corporate world.Each individual frame is structured as if it is a joke, even if there is nothing comical to be seen. Though the work can be humorous, it is created in the legacy of both fine artists such as Raymond Pettibon and comic artists such as Harvey Pekar to use the pedagogy of humor to express candid human narratives. An opening party for the exhibition will be held October 14, 2016 starting at 6:30pm. and feature music provided by Toni Wolff’s Dream Wedding, a punk jazz band consisting of Dan Choma, Nick Gaudette, Mike Vasich, and Evan Bierer.
On Saturday, October 1st, Humble Cup will be having a closing reception for brother-sister art duo, Mary Mulenburg and David Sather. From 4-6 pm, check out the artwork, drink some coffee, and chat with the artists! There will be live music by Hazel Howl at 4 pm, and John Bennett at 7 pm.
Mary Mulenburg is a nature photographer currently residing in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Sather is a painter currently residing in Madison, Wisconsin.
“I’ve been drawing and painting since childhood. Back in the late 90s I started to experiment with new painting surfaces and eventually settled on sandpaper. I was trying to approximate the look of pastel on rough paper, my medium of choice when I was studying art at UW-Madison. I never tire of this painting technique because the rough surfaces tend to conflict with my natural tendency as a painter to fine tune and smooth things out. The stapled seams and rough surfaces add a peculiar tension and life to the images that might otherwise seem too clean, too finished. My work never fails to incorporate patterns. There are designed patterns within the images, patterns of seams and staples as they fall along the surface of the paintings and patterns of wood grain surfaces. Most of my subjects end up relating to the past in some way. Whether it’s outmoded styles and fashions, iconic locations in my hometown or just a childhood fascination with birds and nature. “