Opening Reception: Fall Gallery Night; Friday, October 19th, 2018. 5 – 9pm.
Also open on Gallery Day – October 20th, 2018. 1-5pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 12-5pm through November 23rd, 2018.
or by appointment, contact Brett Waterhouse, 414-659-0262
“The God-Almighty Stanley Ryan Jones $ell$ Out” is a retrospective of 40 years work in photography, painting, collage, sculpture and shadow boxes.
Hundreds of black & white photographs documenting the late 70’s Punk/New Wave scene and late 80’s Dance Clubs in Milwaukee.
Two dozen large paintings composed of latex caulk applied like cake frosting and painted in candy colors.
More than 50 sculptures assembled from all manner of wooden objects: bowls, keys, weapons, fruit and hand-carved animals.
Over 30 shadow-boxes featuring action figures, children’s toys and religious icons playing with absurd and brutal truths.
80 fantastic paintings and monoprints made from drips, splatters, coffee cup rings, and bingo daubers.
400+ Unique Works of Fine Affordable Art. Everything Must Go.
Stanley Ryan Jones, born 1951 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, graduated from Mayville High in 1970. He was immediately drafted into the US Army and served in Bamberg, Germany. Jones has been recognized for documenting the punk and new wave scene in late 70’s Milwaukee. His work was published primarily in the Bugle American and New York Rocker. In 2007, the Milwaukee Art Museum accepted a collection of 83 prints titled “Milwaukee’s Blank Generation” into their permanent collection.
In 1981, Jones left Milwaukee to become a smokejumper and for five seasons parachuted from planes to fight wildfires in the American West. On his 91st and final jump, he shattered his ankle colliding with the top of a pine tree. He moved to back Milwaukee, settling in at the infamous Norman Apartments. When the Norman burned down in 1991, he lost all but a fraction of his work.
More recently, Jones was the Artist in Residence at Hi-Fi Cafe from 2011-2017. He’s a member of the collaborative printmaking band, The Dry Points. He is also Frank Lloyd Wright’s fourth cousin.