Lee Barnes Peck
Cocktail Ring, ca. 1970
14k-gold and cultured pearls
1 1/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Family and Friends in Memory of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

OBJECTS REDUX: Studio Craft in Context, 1960–1985

October 20, 2019 – February 2, 2020
at Racine Art Museum

Regardless of the materials, they choose to use, artists respond to—or in other ways reflect—the world around them. In the retrospective light of history, works can sometimes be read as “of the time” they were made—not just because of the particular artist that made them but also because of aesthetic or material choices. This exhibition plays to that idea and places studio craft in the context of two-dimensional paintings and works on paper made between 1960 and 1985. It provides a theoretical structure for understanding the larger social and cultural environment that helped to shape the content and form of the work.

Artists in the Exhibition

Deborah Aguado, Neda Al-Hilali, Bennett Bean, Helen Bitar, Richard Black, Joyce Crain, Randall Darwall, Dominic L. Di Mare, Stephen Dee Edwards, Arline Fisch, George Frederiksen, John Glick, Martha Glowacki, Lisa Gralnick, Ruth Grotenrath, Ann Hamilton, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Sheila Hicks, Wayne Donald Higby, Michael Higgins, Joseph Hlavacek, Bruno LaVerdière, Jacob B. Lewis, Marlene Lipinski, Jim Monson, Lee Barnes Peck, Marva Pitchford-Jolly, Svetozar Radakovich, Don Reitz, Jon Eric Riis, Richard Ritter, Ed Rossbach, Arthur Secunda, Tommy Simpson, Marko Spalatin, Jean Stamsta, John Stephenson, Robert Stocksdale, Lenore Tawney, Virginia Tiffany, David Tisdale, Dorothy Torivio, Beth Van Hoesen, Angela Verdon, Peter Voulkos, Edward Wiener, Frans Wildenhain, Karl Wirsum, Paul Wonner, and Beatrice Wood

OBJECTS REDUX: Studio Craft in Context, 1960–1985

October 20, 2019 – February 2, 2020
at Racine Art Museum
Lee Barnes Peck
Cocktail Ring, ca. 1970
14k-gold and cultured pearls
1 1/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Family and Friends in Memory of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

Regardless of the materials, they choose to use, artists respond to—or in other ways reflect—the world around them. In the retrospective light of history, works can sometimes be read as “of the time” they were made—not just because of the particular artist that made them but also because of aesthetic or material choices. This exhibition plays to that idea and places studio craft in the context of two-dimensional paintings and works on paper made between 1960 and 1985. It provides a theoretical structure for understanding the larger social and cultural environment that helped to shape the content and form of the work.

Artists in the Exhibition

Deborah Aguado, Neda Al-Hilali, Bennett Bean, Helen Bitar, Richard Black, Joyce Crain, Randall Darwall, Dominic L. Di Mare, Stephen Dee Edwards, Arline Fisch, George Frederiksen, John Glick, Martha Glowacki, Lisa Gralnick, Ruth Grotenrath, Ann Hamilton, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Sheila Hicks, Wayne Donald Higby, Michael Higgins, Joseph Hlavacek, Bruno LaVerdière, Jacob B. Lewis, Marlene Lipinski, Jim Monson, Lee Barnes Peck, Marva Pitchford-Jolly, Svetozar Radakovich, Don Reitz, Jon Eric Riis, Richard Ritter, Ed Rossbach, Arthur Secunda, Tommy Simpson, Marko Spalatin, Jean Stamsta, John Stephenson, Robert Stocksdale, Lenore Tawney, Virginia Tiffany, David Tisdale, Dorothy Torivio, Beth Van Hoesen, Angela Verdon, Peter Voulkos, Edward Wiener, Frans Wildenhain, Karl Wirsum, Paul Wonner, and Beatrice Wood

Gallery of Work

Exhibitions at RAM are made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors

Judith and David Flegel Fund
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
A.C. Buhler Family
Andis Foundation
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Annette Hirsch Family
Dorothy MacVicar
RDK Foundation, Inc.

Jan Serr and John Shannon
Twin Disc, Inc.
Bronze Sponsors

Anonymous
Baird
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Educators Credit Union
Fredrick and Deborah Ganaway
Get Behind the Arts Studio Tour
William A. Guenther
Tom and Sharon Harty
Andrea and Tony Hauser
David and Judy Hecker
Bradley Lynch
Carlotta Miller
Larry and Barbara Newman
The Norbell Foundation
Deb and Willard Walker