Lily Pad | West is pleased to present Labyrinth, an exhibition featuring a new body of work by California-based artist Jeff Faust, as well as new works by John Paul Berry, Allison B. Cooke, Christopher Groves, Jarema Khrushch, and Michael Patterson. Jeff Faust will attend the opening reception on July 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with Gallery Night MKE.
Subtly surrealistic at first glance, Jeff Faust’s paintings reveal themselves fully only after a closer inspection. Filled with motifs such as birds, nests, leaves, vessels and clouds, the paintings reveal paths of symbolism into which the viewer can project upon in endless ways.
Far from creating imaginary worlds free from strife, Faust’s painted scenes not only acknowledge the reality of hardship, but are dependent upon it. Symbols of balance and security, such as eggs, clouds, and fruit, are always shown in combination with an element of danger, be it a precariously placed bird’s nest or a vessel roaming a harsh sea. This juxtaposition contextualizes the scene, offering vulnerability and truth.
This exhibition will also mark the second annual rendition of Lily Pad | West’s “Living Art” event. The gallery has partnered with local florists who will create sculptural renditions of a series of new works from our represented artists, each of which also relates to the theme of “Labyrinth.” Shown alongside Jeff Faust’s new work, the exhibition as a whole explores themes of discovery, multiple paths, and unique interpretations.
Join us for an opening reception to view the exhibition, meet visiting artist Jeff Faust, and to vote on your favorite floral creation.
Opening Reception (Gallery Night MKE):
Friday, July 22nd 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, July 23rd 11:00am – 6:00pm
Lily Pad | West
215 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202