Denise Presnell “Gestural Landscape: Permssion to Color Outside the Lines”

Lobby Gallery, First Floor

December 6, 2018-January 6,2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 6, 6-8pm

Artist Talk: Thursday, January 3, 5:30pm

From the time Denise Presnell was a child growing up on the plains of Nebraska, nature was and continues to be her muse. While most of her teaching and art career have been in Wisconsin, Denise’s formal training includes a BFA in Printmaking and Drawing from the University of Nebraska and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pennsylvania State University. “Whether an oil painting on Plexiglas, polyester or canvas, a solar etching, a monotype or a pastel – the content of my artwork revolves around reflection and introspection. Her newest mixed media paintings literally have multiple levels of reflection. “Color is the ‘soul’ of my work” Presnell concludes. “I can count on color to be there for me from the beginning to the end of any piece.”