Goodman Community Center | Everything Looks Better in Black & White -…

Everything Looks Better in Black & White - At the Ballweg Gallery in December 2023

Paintings and drawings by Ali Beyer and Eric Zillner

November 30, 2023 |
“I Beat Myself Up” by Ali Beyer, mixed media on unstretched canvas, 36" x 60"

Artist Statement

The black-and-white work (along with the art featuring a limited color palette) was created by each artist individually. Within the work, concepts of spirituality, sense of place, aspects of identity and commercialism are explored.

The work in full color was created collaboratively by the artists specifically for this exhibit. Beyer and Zillner met weekly for a month preceding this exhibition to work on the large-scale painting on unstretched, unprimed canvas. Within this space the artists collaborated working side-by-side responding to one another’s marks in an intuitive manner.


Beyer and Zillner met at Cornucopia Arts and Wellness Center working on a number of collaborations there. While their work deals with different elements and themes, the artists feel that the work shows well together, especially with the selection of mainly black-and-white pieces.

About the Ballweg Gallery

Goodman Center's Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery displays work by emerging and contemporary artists with a tie to Madison. It's free and open for all to enjoy — check out our latest exhibit off the main entrance of our Ironworks Building.

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