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Hothouse: Virgil Marti

September 2, 2018 — February 3, 2019
 

Hothouse: Virgil Marti installation view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2018.

Hothouse: Virgil Marti installation view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2018.

Hothouse: Virgil Marti installation view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2018.

Hothouse: Virgil Marti installation view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2018.

Hothouse: Virgil Marti installation view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2018.

Hothouse: Virgil Marti installation view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2018.

Hothouse: Virgil Marti installation view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2018.

Hothouse: Virgil Marti installation view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2018.

Virgil Marti, Junior (detail), 2018; chrome; 24 x 36 in.

Hothouse: Virgil Marti installation view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2018.

Virgil Marti, Cemetry Gates, 2013; aluminum and urethane; 46 x 84 in. each.

 

Comparing the studio to a terrarium of sorts, Marti believes the conditions in the studio have to be just right for inspiration to strike. Exploring those conditions, Hothouse features several new works by Marti and works unearthed from his rural Pennsylvania studio as well as the objects he surrounds himself with to fuel his creative process. 

 

This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding was also provided by the Kohler Trust for the Arts and Education, Kohler Foundation, Inc., and the Frederic Cornell Kohler Charitable Trust. The Arts Center thanks its many members for their support of exhibitions and programs through the year.