Versatile Wisconsin artist Natalie Settles explores her diverse muses-whimsy and mortality-in museum lecture April 23
April 12, 2006
Wisconsin artist Natalie Settles will give a talk at the museum at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23, in the auditorium. Nationally and internationally exhibited, Settles is a Minneapolis, MN, native specializing in drawings, prints, sculpture and installation. Settles created the whimsical artwork from her Canis Series, Swiss Army Dog, currently on view in the children's gallery exhibition, Spot the Dog: Dogs in Art, which runs through May 14.Settles will discuss her past works in the Canis and Domestication Series and address new works from her current project, the Field Series, which incorporates art work composed of Spartan graphite drawings both on paper and as large-installations. In this series, Settles often explores in her art work issues surrounding mortality though images of minimal landscapes, plant matter and decay. Settles has exhibited at national and international venues, including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Silvermine Guild Galleries (New Canaan, CT), Museu de Arte de Bras’lia (Brazil), and the Neo Gallerie (Norway). Her experience includes instructor of record for drawing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a residency at the Fellesverksted Myren Grafikk in Kristiansand, Norway, and a model making internship for the Smithsonian Institution, where she built and cast models for the National Museums of the American Indian, Natural History, and American History. This talk is included with museum admission. For more information, call 343-6187.