Duets: RAM Pairs Contemporary Craft Artists

July 17, 2016 - January 22, 2017

Modern exhibition display involves gathering artworks in a gallery in an order that accommodates formal aspects such as color and size and/or theoretical aspects such as content or artist intent. While the work of individual artists may be related, the assumption is that each artist’s work is viewed discretely, as visitors move from one piece to another.

This exhibition plays with that idea by purposefully pairing the work of various contemporary artists—visually or conceptually-related works are shown side by side in order to simultaneously highlight similarities and differences. Rather than collapsing individual artist’s interests into one another, this kind of arrangement emphasizes the myriad ways in which ideas can be explored and artistic styles can be developed.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Exhibition Notes
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ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Donna D’Aquino, Michael Dale Bernard, Cristina Córdova, Jack Earl, Edward Eberle, Micah Evans, Arline Fisch, Nora Fok, Steven Ford, David Forlano, Elsa Freund, Audrey Handler, Judith Hoyt, Sergei Isupov, Anne Kraus, Geo Lastromirsky, Michael Lucero, Karen Thuesen Massaro, Bruce Metcalf, Keisuke Mizuno, Luis Montoya, Eleanor H. Moty, Joel Philip Myers, Matt Nolen, Richard Notkin, Harold O’Connor, Leslie Ortiz, Earl Pardon, Tod Pardon, David Regan, Adrian Saxe, Bonnie Seeman, Barbara Sorenson, Susan Thayer, Cynthia Toops, Kurt Weiser, Beatrice Wood

 

left
Cristina Córdova
Tiempo Sin Memoria (Time Without Memory), 2008
Glazed earthenware
61 x 24 x 12 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
right
Sergei Isupov
To Fish (recto), 2011
Glazed porcelain
15 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of David and Jacqueline Charak
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
top
Harold O'Connor
Mountain/Lake Brooch, 1996
Sterling silver, 24k-gold, and aquamarine
2 5/8 x 2 15/16 x 1/2 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Laurie Waters
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
bottom
Eleanor Moty
Glacial Brooch, 2008
Sterling silver, 18k-gold, quartz, and stem pearl
2 1/16 x 2 1/8 x 9/16 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
top
Joel Philip Myers
Solskin from the Contiguous Fragment Series, 1986
Glass
10 5/8 x 13 3/8 x 3 1/4 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Barry Friedman, Ltd.
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
right
Earl Pardon
Necklace (#151146) and Earring Set (#1547), 1989
Sterling silver, 14k-gold, aquamarine, amethyst, topaz,
enamel, mother-of-pearl, and abalone shell
Necklace: 17 1/2 x 1 inches    Earrings: 3/4 x 3/4 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Michael Tropea, Chicago
left
Jack Earl
Dog Log, 1975
Porcelain and china paint
5 7/8 x 6 5/8 x 3 1/2 inches
Racine Art Museum, Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Michael Tropea, Chicago
right
Michael Lucero
Deer from the Reclamation Series, 1996
Glazed white earthenware and found painted concrete object
40 5/8 x 35 x 9 3/4 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Michael Tropea, Chicago
left
Tod Pardon
Man Eating Moon, 2001
Sterling silver, 14k-gold, bone, simulated ivory, wood,
glass, pigment, heishi, and turquoise
4 x 3 x 1/4 inches
Racine Art Museum, The Donna Schneier Jewelry Collection,
Gift of Donna Schneier and Leonard Goldberg
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
right
Bruce Metcalf
The New Saint Christopher, 1993
Sterling silver, wood, Micarta®, and paint
3 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 15/16 inches
Racine Art Museum, The Donna Schneier Jewelry Collection,
Gift of Donna Schneier and Leonard Goldberg
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
 
Duets: RAM Pairs Contemporary Craft Artists is made possible at Racine Art Museum by: Platinum Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, SC Johnson, Windgate Charitable Foundation; Diamond Sponsor - Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation; Gold Sponsors - Herzfeld Foundation, Johnson Bank, National Endowment for the Arts, Racine Community Foundation, W.T. Walker Group, Inc.; Silver Sponsors - Real Racine Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - Burlington Graphic Systems, Inc., EC Styberg Foundation, Educators Credit Union, In Sink Erator, The Norbell Foundation, Orkney Springs Retreat, Rasmussen Diamonds, Wisconsin Public Radio