Barbara Sorensen: Elemental

February 3 - April 14, 2013

While one prefers to create paintings and the other sculpture, both Karen Gunderson and Barbara Sorensen present insightful and poetic reflections of the natural world. Gunderson’s all black paintings of water, constellations, and mountains seem to shimmer and change depending on the angle from which they are viewed. Sorensen’s large-scale mixed media sculptures evoke tide pools, sand dunes, and topographical formations. These exhibitions are presented intermingled in one gallery space, allowing for a “conversation” between the individual objects. For its tenth anniversary and in honor of the area’s rich artistic legacy, RAM is pleased to bring together the work of two acclaimed artists who call Racine their hometown.

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In collaboration with composer Stella Sung and videographer David Hiser, this site-specific video features Barbara Sorensen's, Topographies, her 2012 solo exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art, Florida.


Barbara Sorensen
Dwellings installation at RAM
Photography: Susan Buhler-Maki
This exhibition 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, RAM Society Members, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Windgate Charitable Foundation; Gold Sponsors - Racine United Arts Fund; Silver Sponsors - Mrs. Allen C. Buhler, 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, E.C. Styberg Foundation, Inc., Educators Credit Union, In Sink Erator, John Kopulos-Corner House, The Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation, The Norbell Foundation, Real Racine, Robert W. Baird & Co., Runzheimer Foundation, Ruud Family Foundation, and Wisconsin Public Radio.