Nebulous: Abstract Works from RAM's Collection

June 7 - August 15, 2015

Responding to exhibition themes at both Racine Art Museum in downtown Racine and RAM's Wustum Museum that include aspects of science fiction, Nebulous features work with phenomena that may be floating, transforming, or imprecise – as if somehow moving through another dimension. The purposeful ambiguity of the imagery—with references to things that are known—further encourages contemplation and reinforces the connection to science fiction and fantasy. Drawn primarily from RAM’s collection of works on paper, this exhibition offers contemporary artists producing pieces with a variety of approaches.

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Christa Andres, Cheryl Bowers, Glenn R. Bradshaw, Robert Cadez, John N. Colt, Jean Crane, Roland DeBaker, Doug DeVinny, Bruce R. Froemming, Carolyn Gagliardi, Adolph Gottlieb, Karen Gunderson, Hideo Hagiwara, Gary Hanks, Keiko Hara, Otto Heino, Vivika Heino, Yukihiro Iwakawa, Norman Jacky, Catherine Kernan, Earl Kittleson, Harvey K. Littleton, Tomoharu Murakami, Helen Napier, Gertrud Natzler, Otto Natzler, Steve Peter, Peter Petrochko, Patricia Lee Raichert, Laurence Rathsack, Jamie Ross, Patrick St. Germain, Ronald Schrubbe, Josh Simpson, Pat Simpson, Hedda Sterne, Anthony C. Stoeveken, Margaret Suchland, Noboru Takayama, Steven Weinberg

Adolph Gottlieb
Untitled, 1972
Color serigraph, edition of 150
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the
Martin S. Ackerman Foundation and Saul Steinberg
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Gertrud Natzler and Otto Natzler
Midnight with Stars, ca. 1950
Glazed earthenware
Racine Art Museum, Gift of James T. Gibson, Jr.
in Memory of Bernice R. Gibson
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Yukihiro Iwakawa
Untitled, 1980
Lithograph, Artist’s Proof
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Steve Peter
Passage, 1978
Watercolor and graphite
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Artist from Watercolor Wisconsin ‘78
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
This exhibition is made possible in part by RAM Platinum Sponsors: Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, SC Johnson, and Windgate Charitable Foundation.