"Rooms with a view"
by Jennifer A,. Smith, from the Madison WI publication, Isthmus, online.
“Gary John Gresl also plays off folklore and Wisconsin mythologies. "Upon Return from the Cabin" uses the materials of kitsch to create objects that are decidedly more than kitsch. Taking an old Zenith TV set, antlers, a skull, pine cones, shells, fish heads, broken china and more, Gresl's work has a playfulness that is skillfully undercut with something more serious and hard to define - perhaps a nostalgia for a fabled past that never really was.”