Rick Beck
Shoulder Bolt, 1991
Glass
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Artist
Photography: Jon Bolton

Not So Still: 3D and 2D from RAM’s Collection

February 4 – June 5, 2011

This show combines works on paper—watercolors, graphics, and photographs—with sculptural objects from RAM’s collection. In addition to addressing the concept of still life in various ways, it reveals the diversity of the collection. Works included are realistic, abstract, and even surrealistic, by artists with regional, national, and international reputations, such as Matt Eskuche, Tony Hepburn, James Makins, Bernard Palchick, Judith La Scola, John Wilde, and Robert Williamson.

With the range of objects available in RAM’s permanent collection, the museum presents contemporary artists that have responded to still lifes realistically or abstractly,as well as “vignettes” of objects grouped as still life composition according to subject matter or visual characteristics. Objects are arranged in non-traditional ways in order to encourage guests to view these works in new and,perhaps, unexpected contexts. For example, Farraday Ayne Newsome’s fruit-encrusted teapot is juxtaposed with Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora Mace’s Fruit Still Life in homage to the presence of fruit in so many historical still lifes. Ettore Sottsas’ silver-plated Murmansk Fruit Dish is paired with the metallic woven-mesh baskets of Chunghi Choo to explore “luster” and objects that evoke luxury.

More About the Exhibition

Press Room

Not So Still: 3D and 2D from RAM’s Collection

February 4 – June 5, 2011
Rick Beck
Shoulder Bolt, 1991
Glass
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Artist
Photography: Jon Bolton

This show combines works on paper—watercolors, graphics, and photographs—with sculptural objects from RAM’s collection. In addition to addressing the concept of still life in various ways, it reveals the diversity of the collection. Works included are realistic, abstract, and even surrealistic, by artists with regional, national, and international reputations, such as Matt Eskuche, Tony Hepburn, James Makins, Bernard Palchick, Judith La Scola, John Wilde, and Robert Williamson.

With the range of objects available in RAM’s permanent collection, the museum presents contemporary artists that have responded to still lifes realistically or abstractly,as well as “vignettes” of objects grouped as still life composition according to subject matter or visual characteristics. Objects are arranged in non-traditional ways in order to encourage guests to view these works in new and,perhaps, unexpected contexts. For example, Farraday Ayne Newsome’s fruit-encrusted teapot is juxtaposed with Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora Mace’s Fruit Still Life in homage to the presence of fruit in so many historical still lifes. Ettore Sottsas’ silver-plated Murmansk Fruit Dish is paired with the metallic woven-mesh baskets of Chunghi Choo to explore “luster” and objects that evoke luxury.

More About the Exhibition

Press Room

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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