Collection Focus: Rosita Johanson

October 21, 2012 - February 3, 2013

A dressmaker by trade, Rosita Johanson (1937-2007) applied her natural ability to work with threads and fabric to creating colorful embroidered narratives full of people, animals, and activity. Working on a small scale (generally 12 x 12 to 20 x 20 inches), Johanson would piece together a composition using appliqué, machine embroidery, and hand stitching. Through this Collections Focus solo exhibition, RAM offers twenty pieces and an in-depth examination of a talented fiber artist whose work has not been shown extensively in the United States.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
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Exhibition Notes (pdf)
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EXHIBITION EVENTS

Rosita Johanson
Frida and Diego, ca. 1990-1995
Dyed cotton fabric, dyed cotton thread, metallic thread, beads, and found objects
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine, WI
Rosita Johanson
Day at the Exhibition, 1993
Dyed cotton fabric, dyed cotton thread, metallic thread and acrylic paint
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine, WI
Rosita Johanson
Dreams, Dreams, 1995
Dyed cotton fabric, dyed cotton thread, metallic thread and acrylic paint
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine, WI
Rosita Johanson
Garden of Eden, ca. 1990-1995
Dyed cotton fabric, dyed cotton thread, metallic thread and acrylic paint
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine, WI
 
This exhibition is made possible by: Presenting Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, Emile H. Mathis II Estate, in Memory of his Parents: Emil H. and Anna T. Mathis, RAM Society Members, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Windgate Charitable Foundation; Gold Sponsor - Racine United Arts Fund; Silver Sponsors - Elwood Corporation, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, Racine Community Foundation, W.T. Walker Group, Inc., Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - The A.C. Buhler Family, Camille and Alex Cook, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, CNH America LLC, E.C. Styberg Foundation, Educators Credit Union, In Sink Erator, Knight-Barry Title, Inc., Marcia and Alan Docter Endowment Fund, The Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation, The Norbel Foundation, Real Racine, Runzheimer Foundation, Wisconsin Public Radio.