Recent Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition:


Woodland Pattern Book Center

February - April, 2021

On January 1, 2020, artist Howard Leu followed through, like many of us do at the beginning of a new year, on a resolution he’d set for himself: take one photograph a day, every day, for the coming year. Perhaps for fun, perhaps to hold himself accountable, he posted to Instagram his first image: an enigmatic self-portrait—his eyes steady with brows quizzically raised; the instrument of composition, his camera, offered up to the viewer as an equally worthy subject of consideration; while in the background a sliver of a mirror provides a faint glimpse of a perspective we’re ultimately not permitted. Thematically diverse yet all of a piece, the images that follow in Leu’s photo-a-day project remain true to the dawning vision of this first essential photograph, his invitation to the viewer a balancing act between intimacy and elusivity, and a window into what is clearly a solemn practice. Informed by but never hyperbolized by the dramatic events of 2020, Leu’s project—based in Milwaukee and primarily in the Riverwest neighborhood—lures us into a perpetual loop of looking, as he chronicles and captures with candor and wonder the ordinary moments of an extraordinary year.

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Group exhibition

ReBegin: New works from new beginnings

Jazz Gallery Center of Art

April 24 - May 29, 2021

It’s been a year, and then some. Our lives and worlds became unfamiliar. Now, as we slowly reemerge, we look forward.This exhibitions shares local artists’ expressions of this creative rebirth.

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‘New Beginnings’ Group Show at Riverwest’s Jazz GalleryBY Kevin Lynch, May 17, 2021.

Jazz Gallery show finds creative ways to begin again, emerging from pandemic by Kevin Lynch, May 17, 2021.