For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries with his spirit… He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church…The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified.- 1 Corinthians 14, NIV 

Artist Statement

 

Speaking In Tongues

Tackling faith. When I read recently for the n-th time that passage about the spiritual gifts, it dawned on me that what was said about speaking in tongues explains my art, but also contemporary art at large, as a tool to communicate.I talk with paint and a good portion of my work is done being out of my mind, uttering mysteries with my spirit, speaking to God, and by that it is meant for my personal edification. Thou meant for myself, I share and interpret my work, so you may also benefit from it. 

 

Exhibitions

2013
Featured Artist – Speaking in Tongues, Ayzha Fine Arts Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Permanent Exhibition – Kuchler & Cotton Law Offices, Waukesha, WI
Waukesha Guitartown Gala, Waukesha, WI
Ayzha Fine Arts, Living in America, Milwaukee, WI
Delafield Arts Center, Pfister Finalists Exhibition, Delafield, WI
Open Canvas, Invited Artist, Milwaukee, WI2012
Intercontinental, Hotel Pfister Artist-In-Residence Finalist Competition, Milwaukee, WI
Permanent Exhibition – Kuchler & Cotton Law Offices, Waukesha, WI
Ayzha Fine Arts, Milwaukee, WI Spontaneous Gallery, Waukesha, WI
Hidden River Art Festival, Pfister Finalists Show, Brookfield WI2011
Solo – St. Marks, Milwaukee, WI Solo – Mercy Hill Church, Delafield, WI
Permanent Exhibition – Kuchler & Cotton Law Offices, Waukesha, WI
Raven Gallery, Pewaukee, WI
Delafield Art Center, WI Spontaneous Gallery, Waukesha, WI
Italian Community Center, MKE, WI
Oconomowoc Art Center, Art & Poetry Collaboration, Oconomowoc, WI2010
Solo – Alfons Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Solo – Mercy Hill Gallery, Bay View, WI
Creative Expressions Gallery, Mequon,WI
Featured – Raven Gallery, Pewaukee, WI
Schauer Arts Center, Hartford, WI
Villa Terrace, Milwaukee, WI
2009 Spring Creek Church, Pewaukee, WI
Uilein Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
The Flying Pig, Algoma, WI2008
Almont Gallery, Waukesha, WI
Milwaukee Public Market, WVA Association Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI2003
Fountain Square Art Festival, Evanston, IL
Cantingy Art Fest, Cantingy Park, IL
Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago, IL
Wells Street Art Festival, Chicago, IL1999
Art St. Louis “The Exhibit XIV”, St. Louis, MO1997
Solo – Prisma Privatfinanz, Frankfurt

Publications

Choices By Albin Erhart, David Eberhart, reflections and illustrations of King Solomon’s Proverbs in the Business Word of the 21st Century

Reviews

Waukesha GuitarTown represents those from all different backgrounds: Two of 10-foot artists were born in Germany, By Christopher Kuhagen, Waukesha Now, June 4, 2013Lake Country enjoys being part of Waukesha GuitarTown By Christopher Kuhagen, Lake Country Reporter, May 30, 2013www.waukeshaguitartown.com, 2013GuitarTown Artists Finalists Exhibit Artist Profile – Albin Erhart, The Pfister Blog, 19 Sep, 2012Albin Erhart’s response to my avant-garde article By Mary Louise Schumacher of the Journal Sentinel, June 11, 2012Suspended Hanging, MARN: Things on a String, Local Trolley, July 26, 2011St. Aemilian-Lakeside 2011 Annual Report Ideas for living – Metamorphosis at Villa Terrace, by Kat Murrell, March 15, 2010Flying Pig Gallery Features the Work of Albin Erhart in Algoma through July, Door County Style, 03. Jul, 2009The Flying Pig Gallery Opens Back Gallery to the Work of Albin Erhart, PeninsulaPulse, 2009-07-09