Joanne Kirkland and Nick Wroblewski: New Works

Madison based ceramic artist, Joanne Kirkland, creates wheel thrown functional and altered sculptural forms. Her subdued and often monochrome wax-resist glazing forms striking pictorial narratives and bold geometric designs. Nick Wroblewski is known for his stylistic woodblock prints of the Midwest landscape. His latest body of work is a series of book illustrations from "Hush Hush, Forest," his latest collaborative project with author Mary Casanova.  

Group Show: Nocturne

As we emerge from the darkest days of the year, we reflect on the beauty and serenity of night. Artists in a variety of media create works based on this ephemeral time of day. Artists include Richard Jones, Don Kauss, Charlie Olson, Kelli Hoppmann, Karen Halt, John S. Miller, Jonathan Wilde, Evan Hawkins, Barry Roal Carlsen.

In the Cooler: Productive Bodies

University of Wisconsin- Madison student, Chelsea Thompto, transforms the Cooler

Gallery into a manipulated Mississippi river in her MFA exhibition entitled Productive

Bodies. This multimedia installation of procedurally generated archival footage draws

comparisons and finds parallels between the Mississippi river and the trans* body,

seeing both as heavily influenced by human intervention. Through boundaries,

technology, and narrative, Thompto explores questions of representation and

visualization as a form violence.


  • Starting Friday, January 11th, 2019, repeated every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Sunday, March 03, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Abel Contemporary Gallery

6858 Paoli Road
Paoli, WI 53508

Abel Contemporary Gallery is located at 6858 Paoli Rd in Paoli, WI. We represent local and national artists who specialize in the craft and technique of fine art . Proudly open for over 30 years, Abel Contemporary Gallery is directed by owner and artist