Kate Cusack
Elizabeth, 2010
Zipper, thread, and metal clasp
11 x 10 x 2 1/2 inches
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Frank Cusack

Go for Baroque: Opulence and Excess in Contemporary Art

May 22 – September 4, 2016

Go for Baroque: Opulence and Excess in Contemporary Art features artists that comment on luxury, artificiality, consumption, ornament, and the line between the beautiful and the grotesque. Whether a wall installation composed of silver reflective woven strips of paper, polymer works that look like banquet centerpieces, or extravagant, colorful jewelry, these artists investigate contemporary cultural, social, and historical ideas.

More About the Exhibition

Gallery Guide (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Ralph Bacerra, Bennett Bean, Doug Bucci, Tyanna J. Buie, Kate Cusack, Sienna DeGovia, Misty Gamble, Tamara Grüner, Rain Harris, Hanna Hedman, Laurie Hogin, Anya Kivarkis, Kate Kretz, Nine Levy, Jose MarÍn, Märta Mattson, Jennifer Merchant, Jaydan Moore, Deborah Olson, Soohye Park, Jessica Putnam Phillips, Ruth Reese, Lyndsay Rice, Anna Rikkinen, Stephanie Schultz (Silversärk), Melanie Sherman, Leigh Suggs, Linda Threadgill, Lauren Vanessa Tickle, Amelia Toelke, Heather White van Stolk, Elise Winters, Marci Zelmanoff, and Petra Zimmermann

Go for Baroque: Opulence and Excess in Contemporary Art

May 22 – September 4, 2016
Kate Cusack
Elizabeth, 2010
Zipper, thread, and metal clasp
11 x 10 x 2 1/2 inches
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Frank Cusack

Go for Baroque: Opulence and Excess in Contemporary Art features artists that comment on luxury, artificiality, consumption, ornament, and the line between the beautiful and the grotesque. Whether a wall installation composed of silver reflective woven strips of paper, polymer works that look like banquet centerpieces, or extravagant, colorful jewelry, these artists investigate contemporary cultural, social, and historical ideas.

More About the Exhibition

Gallery Guide (PDF)

Press Room

Artists in the Exhibition

Ralph Bacerra, Bennett Bean, Doug Bucci, Tyanna J. Buie, Kate Cusack, Sienna DeGovia, Misty Gamble, Tamara Grüner, Rain Harris, Hanna Hedman, Laurie Hogin, Anya Kivarkis, Kate Kretz, Nine Levy, Jose MarÍn, Märta Mattson, Jennifer Merchant, Jaydan Moore, Deborah Olson, Soohye Park, Jessica Putnam Phillips, Ruth Reese, Lyndsay Rice, Anna Rikkinen, Stephanie Schultz (Silversärk), Melanie Sherman, Leigh Suggs, Linda Threadgill, Lauren Vanessa Tickle, Amelia Toelke, Heather White van Stolk, Elise Winters, Marci Zelmanoff, and Petra Zimmermann

Gallery of Work

Exhibitions at RAM are made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors

Judith and David Flegel Fund
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Ron and Judith Isaacs
Nicholas and Nancy Kurten
Windgate Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Ruffo Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors
Anonymous
David Charak
Silver Sponsors
Art Bridges
A.C. Buhler Family
Andis Foundation
Baird
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Annette Hirsh Family
J. Jeffers & Co.
Dorothy MacVicar
RDK Foundation

Jan Serr and John Shannon
Bronze Sponsors

Anonymous
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Butcher & Barrel/Amos Los Tacos
Educators Credit Union
Express Employment Professionals
Get Behind the Arts Studio Tour
William A. Guenther
Tom and Sharon Harty
Tony and Andrea Hauser
David and Judy Hecker
Bradley Lynch
Carlotta Miller
Larry and Barbara Newman
The Norbell Foundation
The Prairie School
Georgiana Treivush
Twin Disc, Inc.
Deb and Will Walker

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