RAM Collects: Contemporary Polish Fiber Art from Camille and Alex Cook

October 18, 2015 - February 7, 2016

Poland hosts a triennial survey of groundbreaking fiber art that draws international attention and significantly impacts the artists of the host country. Combining tradition with innovation, contemporary Polish fiber art reflects the personal, social, and cultural concerns of these artists as well as the influence of the global fiber that is showcased in their country regularly. With this exhibition, RAM highlights a selection of this work recently promised to the collection by Camille and Alex Cook.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Exhibition Notes
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ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Included in the gift are Graźyna Brylewska – Pędzialek, Maria Teresa Chojnacka, Włodzimierz Cygan, Emilia Cecylia Domańska, Kazimiera Frymark-Błaszczyk, Barbara Gałan, Anna Goebel, Bozena Kaluga, Lilla Kulka, Aleksandra Mańczak, Andrzej Rajch, and Jolanta Rudzka-Habisiak, Antoni Starczewski, Boleslaw Tomaszkiewicz.

Lilla Kulka
On the Path V, 2001
Woven and embroidered cotton
13 1/4 x 15 1/4 x 1/2 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Camille and Alex Cook
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Barbara Galan
Aria Lysej Spiewaczlci (The Aria of the Bald Singer), 1986
Linen and Flax
6 x 6 x 1/2 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Camille and Alex Cook
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Andrzej Rajch
Waves, 2002
Jacquard weaving
65 x 68 x 1/2 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Camille and Alex Cook
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Grazyna Brylewska
Sam na Sam, 1991
Dyed wool
Each piece: 8 x 8 1/4 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Camille and Alex Cook
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
 

RAM Collects: Contemporary Polish Fiber Art from Camille and Alex Cook is made possible at Racine Art Museum 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, Real Racine, Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - EC Styberg Foundation, Educators Credit Union, In Sink Erator, The Norbell Foundation, Orkney Springs Retreat, Polyform Products, Inc., Rasmussen Diamonds, Ruud Family Foundation, Inc., and Wisconsin Public Radio.