RAM Artist Fellowship Exhibition 2019

August 23 – November 16, 2019

Presented by the Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation

The RAM Artist Fellowship Program aims to showcase the diversity and vitality of the Racine/Kenosha visual arts community by supporting the professional development of its artists. The fourth biennial exhibition features the work of the following artists:

RAM Artist Fellowship Exhibition 2019

August 23 – November 16, 2019

Presented by the Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation

The RAM Artist Fellowship Program aims to showcase the diversity and vitality of the Racine/Kenosha visual arts community by supporting the professional development of its artists. The fourth biennial exhibition features the work of the following artists:

Alex Mandli
Symbols and Icons of the Internet Jar from the iTalianate Series, 2018
Earthenware
15 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Collection of the Artist
Photography: William Lemke

Alex Mandli

Artist Statement

In the making, I can see my place within this large network; I can impose my own order, which exists only because I do. It is an ordering, but the order becomes evident after the fact. This relief is only temporary as the material I ultimately turn to is ephemeral and the arrangement short term.

I work primarily with and on paper to make sewn and collaged wall-works and temporary installations.

These works visually translate found pattern in natural, man-made structures, contemporary and traditional surface patterns.

Alex Mandli

Alex Mandli
Symbols and Icons of the Internet Jar from the iTalianate Series, 2018
Earthenware
15 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Collection of the Artist
Photography: William Lemke

Artist Statement

In the making, I can see my place within this large network; I can impose my own order, which exists only because I do. It is an ordering, but the order becomes evident after the fact. This relief is only temporary as the material I ultimately turn to is ephemeral and the arrangement short term.

I work primarily with and on paper to make sewn and collaged wall-works and temporary installations.

These works visually translate found pattern in natural, man-made structures, contemporary and traditional surface patterns.

Crystal Neubauer
Storm and Silence, 2019
Found objects, encaustic, tar, and adhesive
24 x 36 inches
Photography Courtesy of the Artist

Crystal Neubauer

Artist Statement

In the making, I can see my place within this large network; I can impose my own order, which exists only because I do. It is an ordering, but the order becomes evident after the fact. This relief is only temporary as the material I ultimately turn to is ephemeral and the arrangement short term.

I work primarily with and on paper to make sewn and collaged wall-works and temporary installations.

These works visually translate found pattern in natural, man-made structures, contemporary and traditional surface patterns.

Crystal Neubauer

Crystal Neubauer
Storm and Silence, 2019
Found objects, encaustic, tar, and adhesive
24 x 36 inches
Photography Courtesy of the Artist

Artist Statement

In the making, I can see my place within this large network; I can impose my own order, which exists only because I do. It is an ordering, but the order becomes evident after the fact. This relief is only temporary as the material I ultimately turn to is ephemeral and the arrangement short term.

I work primarily with and on paper to make sewn and collaged wall-works and temporary installations.

These works visually translate found pattern in natural, man-made structures, contemporary and traditional surface patterns.

Marilyn Propp
Free Fall X, 2018
Relief print, prigmented pulp, and collage on handmade abaca paper
31 x 31 1/2 inches
Photography Courtesy of the Artist

Marilyn Propp

Artist Statement

In the making, I can see my place within this large network; I can impose my own order, which exists only because I do. It is an ordering, but the order becomes evident after the fact. This relief is only temporary as the material I ultimately turn to is ephemeral and the arrangement short term.

I work primarily with and on paper to make sewn and collaged wall-works and temporary installations.

These works visually translate found pattern in natural, man-made structures, contemporary and traditional surface patterns.

Marilyn Propp

Marilyn Propp
Free Fall X, 2018
Relief print, prigmented pulp, and collage on handmade abaca paper
31 x 31 1/2 inches
Photography Courtesy of the Artist

Artist Statement

In the making, I can see my place within this large network; I can impose my own order, which exists only because I do. It is an ordering, but the order becomes evident after the fact. This relief is only temporary as the material I ultimately turn to is ephemeral and the arrangement short term.

I work primarily with and on paper to make sewn and collaged wall-works and temporary installations.

These works visually translate found pattern in natural, man-made structures, contemporary and traditional surface patterns.

Amy Misurelli Sorensen
Untitled, 2017
Relief print
39 x 35 inches
Photography: Valerie Moody

Amy Misurelli Sorensen

Artist Statement

In the making, I can see my place within this large network; I can impose my own order, which exists only because I do. It is an ordering, but the order becomes evident after the fact. This relief is only temporary as the material I ultimately turn to is ephemeral and the arrangement short term.

I work primarily with and on paper to make sewn and collaged wall-works and temporary installations.

These works visually translate found pattern in natural, man-made structures, contemporary and traditional surface patterns.

Amy Misurelli Sorensen

Amy Misurelli Sorensen
Untitled, 2017
Relief print
39 x 35 inches
Photography: Valerie Moody

Artist Statement

In the making, I can see my place within this large network; I can impose my own order, which exists only because I do. It is an ordering, but the order becomes evident after the fact. This relief is only temporary as the material I ultimately turn to is ephemeral and the arrangement short term.

I work primarily with and on paper to make sewn and collaged wall-works and temporary installations.

These works visually translate found pattern in natural, man-made structures, contemporary and traditional surface patterns.

Gallery of Work

Exhibitions at RAM are made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors

The Estate of Karen Johnson Boyd
David Charak
Judith and David Flegel Fund
Ron and Judith Isaacs
Nicholas and Nancy Kurten
Racine Community Foundation logo
Windgate Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

City of Racine’s Grow Racine Grant
Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Ruffo Family Foundation
Ruth Arts Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Anonymous
Tom and Irene Creecy
Richard and Patricia Ehlert
Trio Foundation of St. Louis
W.T. Walker Group, Inc.
Wisconsin Arts Board

Silver Sponsors

Anonymous
Baird
Beta Diagnostic Labs
A.C. Buhler Family
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Jim Harris
Sharon and Tom Harty
Horizon Retail Construction, Inc.
Lise Iwon
J. Jeffers & Co.
Johnson Financial Group
Dorothy MacVicar
Jan Serr and John Shannon

Bronze Sponsors

Ellen and Joseph Albrecht
Andis Foundation
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Dave’s Wine Garage
Educators Credit Union
Express Employment Professionals
Bill and Debbie Keland
Susan Manalli
Jean and Alex Mandli, Jr.
The Prairie School
Cathy Stanghellin
Twin Disc, Inc.

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