Cheong-ah Hwang
Captain America, 2010
Paper
16 x 12 inches
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Courtesy of the Artist

A Whole Other World: Sub-Culture Craft

May 24 – September 6, 2015

Artists Inspired by Doctor Who, Star Wars, Steampunk, and Superheroes

RAM explores the intersection of art with cultural subjects that inspire devoted “fan” followings. A Whole Other World: Sub-Culture Craft specifically addresses the science fiction and fantasy-based themes of Doctor Who, Star Wars, superheroes, and steampunk.

Focusing on work directly inspired by these themes, or by the winding of these kinds of topics in-and-out of popular culture, A Whole Other World features a variety of objects and images, from quilts to prints to sculpture.

Defining what hobbyist means in contemporary craft is not easy and, indeed, some may object to its use at all. A hobbyist may be trained and some may be selling their work—such as many associated with the selling site for handmade and vintage goods, Etsy.com. For this particular exhibition, the hobbyists are those that are not normally operating in or for a gallery or exhibition setting. They are not making work with the end result of showing in an exhibition or becoming part of an institution’s collection.

Artists in the Exhibition

Kate Atherley, Zac Benedict, Creek Van Houten (Compass Rose Jewelry), Kristy Daum, Marcia Docter, Magnus Effing, Julie Flaherty, James Haggerty, Patricia Hall, Cheong-ah Hwang, Ed Kidera IV, Ai Kijima, Carl Klinger, Jamie Kratz-Gullickson, Gary Leonard, Aled Lewis, Timothy Murphy, Mark Newport, Thomas E. Richner, Sean Starwars, Silversärk, Katie Temple, Charles Tritt and Julianne Hunter, and Timothy Westbrook

A Whole Other World: Sub-Culture Craft

May 24 – September 6, 2015
Cheong-ah Hwang
Captain America, 2010
Paper
16 x 12 inches
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Courtesy of the Artist

Artists Inspired by Doctor Who, Star Wars, Steampunk, and Superheroes

RAM explores the intersection of art with cultural subjects that inspire devoted “fan” followings. A Whole Other World: Sub-Culture Craft specifically addresses the science fiction and fantasy-based themes of Doctor Who, Star Wars, superheroes, and steampunk.

Focusing on work directly inspired by these themes, or by the winding of these kinds of topics in-and-out of popular culture, A Whole Other World features a variety of objects and images, from quilts to prints to sculpture.

Defining what hobbyist means in contemporary craft is not easy and, indeed, some may object to its use at all. A hobbyist may be trained and some may be selling their work—such as many associated with the selling site for handmade and vintage goods, Etsy.com. For this particular exhibition, the hobbyists are those that are not normally operating in or for a gallery or exhibition setting. They are not making work with the end result of showing in an exhibition or becoming part of an institution’s collection.

Artists in the Exhibition

Kate Atherley, Zac Benedict, Creek Van Houten (Compass Rose Jewelry), Kristy Daum, Marcia Docter, Magnus Effing, Julie Flaherty, James Haggerty, Patricia Hall, Cheong-ah Hwang, Ed Kidera IV, Ai Kijima, Carl Klinger, Jamie Kratz-Gullickson, Gary Leonard, Aled Lewis, Timothy Murphy, Mark Newport, Thomas E. Richner, Sean Starwars, Silversärk, Katie Temple, Charles Tritt and Julianne Hunter, and Timothy Westbrook

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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