October 12, 2014 - February 1, 2015

(in)Organic features artists investigating the biological through artificial materials, such as polymer or acrylic yarn or organic-based media, like fibrous handmade paper, pencils, or ceramic. Whether exploring cellular structures or creating extraordinary representations of familiar forms, these artists create work that straddles the permeable lines between chaos and disorder, the beautiful and the monstrous, and the contained and pervasive. 

Exhibition Gallery Guide
Press Room
Images from Polymer 2.0: The Field
at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Harriete Estel Berman, Leslie Blackford, Peter Chang, Jeffrey Lloyd Dever, Jessica Drenk, Kathleen Dustin, Nora Fok, Jasmyne Graybill, Amy Gross, Maggie Maggio, Wendy Wallin Malinow, Bruce Metcalf, Keisuke Mizuno, Jillian Moore, Masako Onodera, Katie Poterala, Leisa Rich, Bonnie Seeman, Melanie West, Tatyana Yanishevsky


Leisa Rich
Undue Growth, 2011
Wool, recycled carpet samples, and dye
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Leisa Rich
Katie Poterala
01015 (from the Decadence and Decay Series), 2011
Copper, brass, powder coat, and glass beads
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Katie Poterala
Jeffrey Lloyd Dever
Violet Midnight, 2013
Reclaimed/repurposed deconstructed silk flower petals, wire, polymer, thread, cyanoacrylate, and ping pong ball
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Gregory R. Staley
Jessica Drenk
Formation, 2012
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Jessica Drenk
Jessica Drenk
Formation (detail), 2012
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Jessica Drenk
Harriete Estel Berman
RECYCLE: Fushia with Black Accent, 2011
Recycled plastic
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Aryn Shelander

(in)Organic is made possible at Racine Art Museum by: Platinum Sponsors – Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, SC Johnson, Windgate Charitable Foundation; Diamond Sponsor – Sam and Gene Johnson Fund; Gold Sponsors – Herzfeld Foundation, Johnson Bank, Racine Community Foundation, Racine United Arts Fund; Silver Sponsors – Elwood Corporation, Helen Bader Foundation, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, Runzheimer Foundation, Inc., W.T. Walker Group, Inc., Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors – 88NINE Radio Milwaukee, CNH Industrial, EC Styberg Foundation, Educators Credit Union, The Garvey Group, In Sink Erator, Miracle on Canal Street, The Norbell Foundation, Orkney Springs Retreat, Real Racine, Robert W. Baird Foundation, Ruud Family Foundation