Deceptive Surfaces

September 7, 2019 – August 16, 2020
Carved and painted with a keen eye for ornithological details that convey the behavior, personality, and coloration of birds, these decorative wood sculptures often fool the eye, appearing real. From John Scheeler’s pale-colored mourning doves to Ma Hai Feng’s brilliant yellow and green budgerigar, these realistic sculptures seem poised for flight.
Exhibition Highlights

John S. Scheeler, Doves in Tandem, 1984, acrylic on tupelo
Ma Hai Feng, First Love, 1984, carved and painted wood
Ernest F. Muehlmatt, North American Woodcock, 1986, acrylic on tupelo
Robert Ptashnik, Saw-whet Owl, 1977, carved and painted wood
Marcus Schultz, Ruffed Grouse Tail Feather, 1983, oil on basswood

Thanks to the members, donors, grantors, and sponsors who support the exhibition and programs.
Exhibitions and programs are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Marketing supported in part by City of Wausau Room Tax funds.

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