This fall, WAM is proud to present Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle. Organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) in Michigan, the exhibition features an ambitious suite of paintings and works on paper by New York–based artist Alexis Rockman. In a state bound by Lake Superior and part of a region contiguous to Lake Michigan, Minnesotans are keenly aware of the importance, robustness, and fragility of these shining, open waters. The Great Lakes are one of the world’s great…
During his travels through the Great Lakes’ varied ecosystems, artist Alexis Rockman collected dirt, sand, leaves, and other organic materials to create his field drawings. These drawings—twenty-eight of which are included in The Great Lakes Cycle—emphasize his observational talent and encompass a wide variety of species, sites, and materials.
Work alongside Alexis Rockman, and immerse yourself in his creative process and the ecology of the Great Lakes. Create an original work of art of your own with found material from around campus.
*Please note that this event is only open to UMN students. This event is Student Services Fee Funded
Image: Alexis Rockman, Korvis Blue Butterfly, 2017, sand from Manistee and acrylic polymer on paper, 9 x 12 ½ inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Sperone Westwater, New York. Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle is organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum, with support generously provided by the Wege Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Frey Foundation, and LaFontsee Galleries and Framing.