Unicorn's Origins Found In Milwaukee

Aug 21, 2014

“Unis: The Origin of the Unicorn,” is on display at the Charles Allis Art Museum until September 28th
“Unis: The Origin of the Unicorn,” is on display at the Charles Allis Art Museum until September 28th
Credit Timothy Westbrook

Between now and late September, Milwaukee’s Charles Allis Art Museum is almost entirely given over to a major – and unique - exhibit by an emerging artist on the local scene.  “Unis: The Origin of the Unicorn” is the work of Timothy Westbrook, who moved to Milwaukee just a few years ago, and has since made a name for himself both locally and nationally.

His work, and his distinctive approach – are the subject of a feature in the August issue of Milwaukee Magazine. Debra Brehmer, the article’s writer and director of the Portrait Society Gallery, gives insight into Westbrook and his exhibit.  

"The unicorn is a symbol that is yes, kind of ridiculous, kind of childish...but I think throughout all of his work what he wants to hold on to is that childish sense of imagination and wonder," says Brehmer.

The exhibit, “Unis: The Origin of the Unicorn,” is on display at the Charles Allis Art Museum until September 28th.