Collection Focus: Dorothy Gill Barnes and David Ellsworth

November 20, 2011 - January 15, 2012

The Racine Art Museum delves into natural color with over 35 works by two leading internationally recognized craft artists. Open November 20, 2011 through January 15, 2012, Collection Focus: Dorothy Gill Barnes and David Ellsworth spotlights the use of organic materials, primarily wood and bark of various trees. Although each artist’s work is very different in terms of structure and the process of creation, their sculptural objects and vessels will be displayed together to establish a visual and critical survey of their similarities and differences.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Barnes and Ellsworth Exhibition Notes

American Craft, December/January 2012
David Ellsworth: Teaching to Learn

The 20-page collection study guides focusing on each of the two artists are available by calling the RAM Museum Store at 262.638.8200.

Dorothy Gill Barnes
Banded Pine Bark Basket, 1984
Pine bark
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Barnes Family
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine, WI
David Ellsworth
Vessel, 1987
Macassar ebony
Racine Art Museum, Promised Gift of Jane and Arthur Mason
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine, WI
David Ellsworth
Stratum Sphere #7, 1999
Spalted sugar maple
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Jane and Arthur Mason
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine, WI