Join us for Humor and Quiet Resistance: The Graphic Work of Wilhelm Hopfner and Stanley William Hayter & the Death of Hektor!
November 15, 2018 – February 14, 2019
Opening Reception: November 15, 5-7pm
with gallery talk at 5:30pm
UWM Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery
Mitchell Hall 170, 3203 Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Humor and Quiet Resistance: The Graphic Work of Wilhlem Hopfner examines the tumultuous period of German history between 1918 and 1940 through the lens of one quiet, reserved artist’s prints.
Though called “the morning star of the etching needle” by some German scholars, Hopfner is virtually unknown in the United States. An intriguing synthesis of Surrealism and New Objectivity, the prints on display capture the artist’s attempt to navigate the cultural, social, and political climateof the Weimar Period and early years of the Third Reich.