Professor's paintings selected for New York art exhibits
June 30, 2014
An art professor at
University of Wisconsin-Stout has had two paintings accepted for juried shows this
summer in New York City.
"River Study" and "Trefool"
by Tim Tozer, an assistant professor in the School of Art and Design, will be
in shows at Flowers Gallery and Bowery Gallery, respectively.
acrylic on panel, is in the eighth annual New York Academy of Art Summer
Exhibition. The show runs through July 12.
Study' was my exploration of an old archetype in art — bathers beside a body of
water. I tried to enter this well-explored territory through unexpected
contrasts of construction and nature and through the juxtaposition of private
and public," Tozer said.
"Trefool," an abstract, acrylic on canvas,
will be in the 23rd annual Bowery Gallery show from July 31 through Aug. 16.
" 'Trefool' reflects my current interest in enacting (rather
than representing) the human dramas I explored in earlier paintings such as
'River Study'. I wanted to create an immediate and active composition from
layers of competing desires; hard-edged graphic shapes versus passages of
freely painted forms and accidental marks," Tozer said.
"Like 'River Study', I wanted it to communicate a sense
of open, energetic engagement with the viewer, combined with a taught sense of
In 2013, one of Tozer's paintings was chosen for the Soo
Visual Arts Center juried show in Minneapolis.
Top: "River Study" by UW-Stout's Tim Tozer is in the New York
Academy of Art Summer Exhibition at Flowers Gallery.
Bottom: Tim Tozer