Sienna DeGovia in group exhibition at Racine Art Museum 3.2.18

Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions

January 28 – June 24, 2018

Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions showcases artworks new to RAM since the donation of over 200 polymer pieces in 2011. These recent gifts have introduced new artists to the collection and expanded upon existing bodies of work by incorporating different types of objects or broadening the scope of years represented. Referencing the significance of the groundwork laid in earlier years, Polymer Art includes pieces that were part of the original gift that established RAM’s polymer collection, the largest of its kind in the world.

In 2011, the Racine Art Museum organized Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads, an exhibition featuring works made of polymer, a workable plastic-based compound used to make modeling clays, such as Fimo® or Sculpey®. Primarily comprised of works that had been gifted to RAM, Terra Nova emphasized the development of polymer as an expressive medium in recent decades. In addition, RAM produced a book of the same name and hosted a symposium so that leading artists could come together to discuss the past, present, and future of the material.

Exhibition Notes
Press Room

BOOK: Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads
RAM CATALOGUE: Art Jewelry of the 1980s and 1990s: The Donna Schneier Collection   
RAM GALLERY GUIDE: (in)Organic (2014-2015)


Fran Abrams, Kathleen Amt, Shellie Brooks, Rachel Carren, Stephen Ford, David Forlano, Dan Cormier, Sienna DeGovia, Jeffrey Lloyd Dever, Kathleen Dustin, Lori Feiss, Gwen Gibson, Michael Grove, Ruth Anne Grove, Lindly Haunani, Tory Hughes, Donna Kato, Judith Kuskin, Maggie Maggio, Wendy Wallin Manilow, Sandra McCaw, Karin Noyes, Linda Pedersen, Daniel Peters, Nan Roche, Sarah Shriver, Barbara Sperling, Cynthia Toops, Pier Voulkos, Melanie West, and Elise Winters.

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