Exhibitions by local and national artists are on display in the UNO Art Gallery, reflecting on topics ranging from the world of work to the tense political climate.
The final gallery featured in the space is “Bygone” by Gail Simpson and Aristotle Georgiades, sculptors and public artists. Both Simpson and Georgiades are professors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Simpson has art in many locations around the country and has exhibited projects in Europe. Her sculptures are surreal, made of plastic toys or lawn ornaments typically found around neighborhoods. The pieces are reminiscent of an ideal, carefree childhood that seems better in memory. Featuring obscure meshes of unicorns and horses or an every-holiday lawn ornament, Simpson’s work reflects on nostalgia and how unreliable it sometimes is.