“New Island” by Lee Mothes

 November 18, 2021 – February 6, 2022

 2nd Floor Gallery

Lee Mothes, a Kaukauna artist, grew up on the California coast and began drawing beaches, waves and imaginary places while still in grade school. He later built a house two blocks from the ocean on the Oregon coast, and there he began creating paintings and drawings that began to say something about the ocean.

New Island exists on a slightly different plane of reality. This ongoing imaginary island-nation in the Indian Ocean has long-inspired Lee. His catalogue of paintings, drawing, maps, created since 1992 will be found at TMA.

Visitors to the exhibition can explore a virtual reality experience created by Tom Thiel and inspired by Lee Mothes’ New Island works.

Made possible by The Frank C. Shattuck Community Fund and the Sandra & Monroe Trout Art Exhibitions Endowment Fund both within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.

Field Trips & Group Tours Explore art and ideas with a Trout Museum of Art Field Trip or Group Tour! Visitors of all ages and abilities are welcome to experience TMA with guided discussion and engaging art projects.