February 19 through April 17, 2021
PSG is pleased to present two solo exhibitions of artists who explore personal histories through their work.
Hours: Thursday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
John Hitchcock: Shouting Lightning from Their Eyes
John Hitchcock uses the print medium with its long history of commenting on social and political issues to explore his relationships to community, land, and culture. Hitchcock’s artwork consists of abstract representations, mythological hybrid creatures (buffalo, owl, horse, deer) and military weaponry (tanks, bombs and helicopters). His work is based on childhood memories and stories of growing up in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma on Comanche Tribal lands next to the US field artillery military base Fort Sill. Many of the images are interpretations of stories told by his Kiowa/Comanche grandparents and abstract representations influenced by beadwork, land, and culture.
Shouting Lighting from their Eyes Is a lament for the dead and the living. A visual poem in remembrance of friends, family and ancestors. The exhibition includes unique, hand-painted prints, neon sculpture, and textiles. This is John Hitchcock’s first exhibition at PSG.
John Hitchcock has been the recipient of The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant, New York; Jerome Foundation Grant, Minnesota; the Creative Arts Award, Emily Mead Baldwin Award in the Creative Arts and the Kellett Mid-Career Award at the University of Wisconsin where he is a Professor of Art. Hitchcock’s artwork has been exhibited at numerous venues including the International Print Center New York, New York; Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Museum of Wisconsin Arts, West Bend, Wisconsin; The Rauschenberg Project Space, New York, New York; “Air, Land, Seed” on the occasion of the Venice Biennale 54th International Art at the University of Ca' Foscari, Venice, Italy. Solo exhibition includes the American Culture Center in Shanghai, Shanghai, China; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, Montana; Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, Kansas; Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota, The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; American Indian Community House Gallery, New York, New York; North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Ashley Lusietto: Night Bloomers
Ashley Lusietto makes autobiographical works that confront ingrained feminine self-consciousness and alter-egos through painting, sculpture, and performance. Night Bloomers includes paintings on paper, sculpture, as well as two large paintings on panels and a series of her "dolls" -- figurative sculptures made from paper, plaster, joint compound, caulk, acrylic, flashe, polyacrylic.
Ashley Lusietto recently earned her MFA at UW-Madison. She has done several public art projects including Big-head Puppet performances. An exhibition, Fell Into The Honey, was at the Art + Lit Laboratory, Madison, and her work was included in PSG on PAPER, an online exhibition in 2020. She is currently part of the MARN Mentor program, as a mentee to Della Wells.