Mike Rebholz August 18-September 14

Mike Rebholz
10 Weeks, Ice Fishing in Wisconsin
August 18th – September 14th, 2014
Redzepagic Shack #1, Lake Monona WI, 2011

Redzepagic Shack #1, Lake Monona WI, 2011, Inkjet on Paper, 22” x 22”

Mike Rebholz’s series, 10 Weeks, Ice Fishing in Wisconsin, emerged initially from the artist’s “contemplation of the architectural form of the ice shanty.” While simplistic in form and structure, each shanty appears equipped with a localized functionality and a unique personality.
Jimenez Shack #2, Lake Monona WI, Winter 2010

Jimenez Shack #2, Lake Monona WI, Winter 2010, Inkjet on Paper, 22” x 22”

Rebholz has been following and photographing ice fishing for years, and in many photographs in this series he also artfully captures the stunning landscape to which he is subject – the massivity of the ice as it surrounds each shanty, the saturating sunlight that casts long, dark shadows, and the snowy clouds that blur the horizon.
Blue Whale Shack, Lake Monona WI, 2011

Blue Whale Shack, Lake Monona WI, 2011, Inkjet on Paper, 22” x 22”

In others from this series, Rebholz invites the viewer to experience the intimacy of the shanty’s interior and the warmth of the community that populates this remote, temporary village.
Canadian Club Shack, Lake Medota WI, 2012

Canadian Club Shack, Lake Medota WI, 2012, Inkjet on Paper, 22” x 22”

Mike Rebholz studied photography at Milkwaukee Area Technical College and The Milwaukee Center for Photography. He served as Instructor at The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design for over ten years, and is now a professional freelance photographer. He exhibits nationally and internationally.  

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