October 8 - November 30

Curated by Jeff Redmon

Dara Larson works in drawing, printmaking, papermaking, digital imagery, installation and artist's books. Her work includes a focus upon the architectural and psychological conditions of urban dwellers and environments in relationship with nature. Many of the subjects of her work explore ideas of private and public space and the development of systems of communication between people.

She explores current ecology, city planning and building of real, composite and imagined cities. Larson is most interested in space, intuitive geometry, fractals, tessellation and compartmentalization. These interests are connected to observing patterns in both natural and manmade forms. Her work continues to develop connections to psycho geography and spatial identity. Much of the work depicts symbolic narratives and relies upon fusions of intuitive mathematical systems, natural phenomena and human interaction. The work examines controlled planning of natural and spiritual forces.

Larson has completed cultural and artistic research in Mexico, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and throughout the United States and Europe. Many elements of international travel research are used to depict diverse interactions between cultures and their organizations of and behaviors in natural or urban spaces. 

Some of her exhibitions include: Confluence: a Group Exhibition, Shristi Gallery, India; Zombies, Ghosts and Other Citizens, Alverno College, Milwaukee; Gardens, Gods and Grids, Latino Arts, Milwaukee; Day of the Dead Community Altar Building, Milwaukee Art Museum; Wisconsin Saitama Art Exchange, Saitama Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan; City Squared-Intuitive Geometry, One Person Exhibition. Alverno College; One Person Exhibition, Anderson Art Center, Kenosha; and Drawn In, Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay. 

Learn more about Dara Larson at

Past Exhibitions


Jim Farrell, Mixed-media works

Dena Nord, Painting, Surprise, Restructure, Explore, Resolve

Adam Ithier, Pen & ink drawings

Jeff Redmon, Painting


Timothy Abler, Photography, A Salvatorian Monastery

Information for Artists

Interested in showing your work at Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery? We are currently accepting proposals for solo exhibitions. 


There are three large walls (16', 12', and 19') with studs spaced every foot to hang your work. There are outlets available for video pieces. Numerous track lighting fixtures can light your pieces to your desire.


Each artist gets a two-month exhibition in our gallery. Toward the beginning of the exhibition Sabrosa hosts a special art opening event on a Monday evening called Sabrosa After Dark. The event features a meet-and-greet with the artist, a keynote speech by the artist, live music, a wine tasting, and small plates and cocktails served by Sabrosa's staff.


Proposals for shows in our gallery will include the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 pieces ready to hang or display
  • A detailed concept of the show including a title (if practical), artist's statement about the philosophy and intent of the show, retail prices of each work, and photos of each work (links to online portfolios are acceptable)
  • Resume (PDF or link to online resume)


  • Sabrosa takes a 15% commission for works sold during exhibition in our gallery
  • Any pieces sold during the exhibition will remain in the gallery until the conclusion of the exhibition, unless suitable arrangements can be made for substitute pieces
  • All work is displayed at your risk. While the probability of damage occurring is extremely unlikely, we do recommend that your pieces are insured, listing Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery as a rider on your policy.


Send an email with all of the proposal requirements listed above to curator Sharon Mergener at gallery /at/ sabrosa dot cafe with the subject ARTIST PROPOSAL: (Your Name). If you prefer to mail your proposal, our address is 3216 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee WI 53207.