Wisconsin Landscape Palimpsests by Joe Mauer
Palimpsest is a manuscript or piece of writing on which original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain.
This show is a new set of large paintings by Joe Mauer. The image making process started by looking backward. Each painting was created on newspapers coated in wax from World War II.
Joe Mauer has a curiosity about the non-human animal stories, including farm animals, whose lives typically do not make headlines. Some are conservation success stories. Some are about new beginnings. Some are about loss. The stories are unfinished and are a call to action to protect the everyday wonders we’ve inherited.