Recent commission by street artist, CERA.
We are excited to have this piece in our collection.
We met CERA in Milwaukee in 2016 when he was one of the featured muralists in the Black Cat Alley Mural Festival. Since then we have been following his work.
Connect with CERA at @cera_streetart
SKRT SKRT, Spray Paint (Montana 94), acrylic, on hand cut wood, 3ft x 4.5ft, 2018
Cera graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2012 with a major in printmaking. He has exhibited across the country in Milwaukee, Chicago, New York, Baltimore, Houston, and Philadelphia. He’s also exhibited work overseas in South Korea, including solo projects, as well as a collaboration. The artist is currently operating out of Philadelphia.
Most recently, CERA and Katie Batten completed a mural in downtown Milwaukee. Click the link to read about their Migration Mural.
“Migration” mural takes flight in once-creepy Jefferson Street Pedestrian Tunnel, Milwaukee Record [link]
Downtown Tunnel Gets Colorful Mural, Urban Milwaukee [link]
Pedestrian tunnel in Milwaukee transformed by mural; ‘A sense of wonder and surprise’, Fox 6 [link]
The Randall Frank Contemporary Art Collection is happy to announce its newest acquisition from artist, Sara Willadsen.
acrylic on canvas
18″ x 30″
Back Alley Steps
oil on masonite
24″ x 24″
Sara Willadsen makes pictures that satisfy her curiosity in aesthetics and found materials. Combining these articles with reappropriations of her own work allows her to employ past patterns and marks as prompts for new structures and environments. The aggressive process used to construct these secretive spaces is kept in balance with the consciousness to know when to stop.
Sara Willadsen was born in Sheboygan, WI in 1987. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Northern Illinois University in 2014 and her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Graphic Arts from Lakeland College in 2010. Working mainly with paint and various site-specific found materials, Willadsen’s work explores concepts of abstract spaces and structures guided by her surroundings. She has had work featured in New American Paintingsand Fresh Paint Magazine and shows frequently in group exhibitions across the country. Willadsen currently works as a visual artist and freelance designer in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.
Visit Sara’s website to view more work. Click here.
All images copyright of the artist and used with their permission.
The Randall Frank Contemporary Art Collection is happy to announce its newest acquisition from artist, Rafael Francisco Salas.
Rafael Francisco Salas, Untitled Portrait (Houses), oil on canvas, 22 x 42 inches, 2010
Rafael Francisco Salas is a Wisconsin based painter. He combines landscape, the legacy of Byzantine iconography, portraiture, architecture and country music into artwork that evokes a strange, rural poetry. It reflects a personal journey of mixed race identity, conflict, beauty and devotion played out on the vast landscapes of rural Wisconsin.
His work has been exhibited in New York City, San Diego, Boston, as well as many venues in the Midwest including The Neville Public Museum, The Museum of Wisconsin Art, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Dean Jensen gallery, Circa Gallery and Frank Juarez Gallery. His work is represented by Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Salas is also a contributing writer at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and associate professor of art at Ripon College in Ripon, WI.