A Painter’s Photographs of India

Opening: Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Thursday, Sep 19 – Dec 13, 2019

1635 W. Saint Paul Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233

On view September 13 – December 13, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 19th 5:30-8:30pm

With a decades long career exhibiting both nationally and internationally, painter and printmaker Jan Serr presents a new body of work: her photographs. Having been behind the camera for many years, A Painter’s Photographs of India is Serr’s first solo exhibition dedicated to photography. By beast and by bus, the artist purposefully and spontaneously composed photographs from northern and southern India that depict painterly scenes filled with vivid colors and quiet moments. Like the landscapes, still lifes, and portraits she paints, Serr’s eye designs striking images through the lens of her camera. 

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, where she received her BA and MFA in painting and drawing, Serr studied with artists including John Colt and Schomer Lichtner. Best known for her paintings and prints, Serr has exhibited with the Marlborough Godard Gallery in Canada, the Rahr West Art Museum, and the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Her work appears in the several collections including the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Johnson Foundation, and the Haggerty Museum of Art.

Image: Jan Serr, Woman Washing (Kerala), 2016, Archival Inkjet Print.