Sunday, November 15, 2009

Artist in Residence at the historic Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee

This past week I was in Milwaukee at the Pfister Hotel, for a seminar for work. As an added bonus I discovered that The Pfister Hotel has an Artist in Residence Program in their hotel on the lobby level. If you are in the area I highly recommend you pass through the gorgeous lobby and stop at the Artist in Residence area. In my opinion the Pfister is worth a look on its own merit, but this exhibit will hopefully intrigue you to take a peek as it did me. The current artist in residence is Reginald Baylor from Milwaukee.

His method of painting involved segregating small sections of the canvas with a 1/8 inch line. He meticulously separates each segment like a "paint by number" kit and assigns numbers associated with paint colors to these areas. Then he additionally paints the lines between each segment, I think by taping off the areas for a second time (I'm not sure about this). His approach is very intriguing and something I can relate to as an art quilter. I find his subject matter is fresh and alive. You may want to check out his website to see more of his portfolio.

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