Lost and Found: Featuring Kim Alsbrooks and Nikki Couppee

September 25, 2015 - January 3, 2016

This exhibition underscores the ability some artists have to decontextualize the marginalized or overlooked, and to imbue the ordinary with something extraordinary. Works made of found materials from RAM’s collection are combined with the work of two featured artists. Kim Alsbrooks emblazons found trash, such as aluminum cans, with detailed oil and graphite portraits of historical figures. Interested in the connection between adornment and social status, Nikki Coupee uses found objects, Plexiglas, and brass to create jewelry that appears opulent even though it is made of non-precious elements.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Exhibition Guide
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ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION

Other artists from RAM’s collection who are represented in Lost and Found include – Boris Bally, Don Baum, Harriete Estel Berman, Jerry Bleem, Teri Blond, Ken Bova, Lou Cabeen, Robert L. Dancik, Robert Ebendorf, John S. Fraser, Leopold Foulem, John J. Grant, John Garrett, Geoffrey Gorman, Rowena Gough, Walter S. Hamady, Bobby Hansson, Bruce Helander, Tina Fung Holder, David V. Holmes, Judith Hoyt, Lissa Hunter, Jerome E. Karadis, Esther Knobel, Robin Kranitzky, Gyongy Laky, Lauren Levy, John J. Libowski, Keith LoBue, Hollyanne Mitchell, Zoe Morrow, Judy Onofrio, Kim Overstreet, Bryan Petersen, Susan Shie, Karyl Sisson, Kiff Slemmons, Susan Kasson Sloan, Alan Burton Thompson, Anne Wilson, and Nancy Worden.

Kim Alsbrooks
Lorraine Divine (detail), 2015
Oil on aluminum
8 x 4 1/2 inches
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Courtesy of the Artist
Kim Alsbrooks
Leigh Ann Melville (detail), 2014
Oil on aluminum
8 x 4 1/2 inches
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Courtesy of the Artist
Nikki Couppee
Cascades Necklace, 2012
Plexiglas®, brass, leather, shell, found
objects, fish bone, faux pearls, and acrylic resin
18 x 5 1/2 x 3/4 inches
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Courtesy of the Artist
Nikki Couppee
Shell Valentine Earrings, 2014
Plexiglass®, brass, sterling silver, fine silver,
and found objects
15 x 5 1/4 x 1/4 inches
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Courtesy of the Artist
Geoffrey Gorman
Melanotus, 2010
Wood, wire, cloth, metal, and found objects
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Jane Sauer Gallery,
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Teri Blond and Bobby Hansson
Roy Rogers Lunchbox, ca. 1995
Found toy car, found objects, tin, and leather
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Robert W. Ebendorf
in Honor of Professor Bobby Hansson
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
 
This exhibition is made possible by: Platinum Sponsors – Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, SC Johnson, Windgate Charitable Foundation; Gold Sponsors – Herzfeld Foundation, Johnson Bank, National Endowment for the Arts, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, Racine Community Foundation, W. T. Walker Group, Inc.; Silver Sponsors – Racine County, Racine United Arts Fund, Real Racine, Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors – EC Styberg Foundation, Educators Credit Union, In Sink Erator, Modine Manufacturing Foundation, The Norbell Foundation, Orkney Springs Retreat, Polyform Products, Inc., Ruud Family Foundation, Inc., Wisconsin Public Radio.