Featured Acquisition: Elenor Wilson's American Tourister Still-Life

July 21 - October 27, 2015

Encouraging thoughts of summer travel and “getting away from it all,” Elenor Wilson’s American Tourister Still Life turns seemingly mundane luggage into a poetic installation.  Rendering suitcases in porcelain, stacking them almost four feet tall, and adding shoes, an apple, a soda bottle, and highly decorated supportive “feet,” Wilson blends past and present as she investigates how objects carry meaning. This work is a recent gift from longtime RAM donors, David and Jacqueline Charak.

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Elenor Wilson
American Tourister Still Life, 2009
Glazed porcelain
42 1/2 x 25 x 22 inches
Racine art Museum, Gift of David and Jacqueline Charak
Photography: Bob Barrett
Elenor Wilson
American Tourister Still Life (detail),  2009
Glazed porcelain
42 1/2 x 25 x 22 inches
Racine art Museum, Gift of David and Jacqueline Charak
Photography: Bob Barrett
Elenor Wilson
American Tourister Still Life (detail), 2009
Glazed porcelain
42 1/2 x 25 x 22 inches
Racine art Museum, Gift of David and Jacqueline Charak
Photography: Bob Barrett
 
Exhibitions are made possible at Racine Art Museum by Platinum Sponsors Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, SC Johnson, Windgate Charitable Foundation.