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

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

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