Martha Glowacki: If Only We Had Met - Six Stories

August 3, 2013 - July 20, 2014

Martha Glowacki’s poetic Windows on 5th installation, If Only We Had Met - Six Stories, contains a series of tableaux inspired by historical photographs found at Wisconsin flea markets and antique shops. Drawing on her interest in natural history and science, “the power of objects and artifacts,” and the psychology of collecting, Glowacki fuses found images and items with elements that she crafts with great care and attention to detail. In so doing, she creates complex and compelling narratives that explore the relationship between human beings and the natural world.

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Demonstration of the Polargraph

Martha Glowacki and David Appleyard
From the installation of Martha Glowacki:
If Only We Had Met - Six 
Stories: Six Stories Polargraph 2014
Iron, bronze, wood, paper, plastic, and motor
52 x 29 x 14 inches

 

 

 

The polargraph reproduces images from a computer file. Like the crayon enlargements, the polargraph raises questions about the relationship between photography, painting and drawing, and technology. Click here to see more.

Martha Glowacki
From the installation of Martha Glowacki:
If Only We Had Met - Six 
Stories, 2013
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Martha Glowacki
Studies for RAM installation (detail), 2013
Digital collage on paper
Varied dimensions
Photography courtesy of the Artist
Martha Glowacki
From the installation of Martha Glowacki:
If Only We Had Met - Six 
Stories, 2013
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Martha Glowacki
Studies for RAM installation (detail), 2013
Digital collage on paper
Varied dimensions
Photography courtesy of the Artist
Martha Glowacki
From the installation of Martha Glowacki:
If Only We Had Met - Six 
Stories, 2013
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Martha Glowacki
Studies for RAM installation (detail), 2013
Digital collage on paper
Varied dimensions
Photography courtesy of the Artist
 

This exhibition in RAM's Windows on Fifth Gallery is made possible by Presenting Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, The Estate of Emile H. Mathis II, in Memory of his Parents: Emil H. and Anna T. Mathis, SC Johnson, Windgate Charitable Foundation; Gold Sponsors - National Endowment for the Arts, 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, CNH America LLC, Corner House, E.C. Styberg Foundation, Inc., Educators Credit Union, In Sink Erator, The Norbell Foundation, Real Racine, Robert W. Baird & Co., Runzheimer Foundation, Ruud Family Foundation.