Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle

June 2 - October 1, 2018

Chicago Cultural Center • Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North

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Alexis Rockman (American, b. 1962). Cascade, 2015. Oil and alkyd on wood panel. 72 x 144 inches. Commissioned by Grand Rapids Art Museum with funds provided by Peter Wege, Jim and Mary Nelson, John and Muriel Halick, Mary B. Loupee, and Karl and Patricia Betz. Grand Rapids Art Museum, 2015.19Alexis Rockman (American, b. 1962). Cascade, 2015. Oil and alkyd on wood panel. 72 x 144 inches. Commissioned by Grand Rapids Art Museum with funds provided by Peter Wege, Jim and Mary Nelson, John and Muriel Halick, Mary B. Loupee, and Karl and Patricia Betz. Grand Rapids Art Museum, 2015.19 (click on image to enlarge)

 

This multi-faceted project explores the past, present and future of North America’s Great Lakes – one of the world’s most emblematic and ecologically significant ecosytems. Painted in Rockman’s signature, meticulous but visionary hyper-realist style, the works in the exhibition are anchored by five mural-sized (72” x 144”) oil paintings, each exploring a theme that emerged during Rockman’s field research and engagement with lake experts. Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle is organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

 

For more information on Alexis Rockman, visit www.artmuseumgr.org

 

Public Programs:

Gallery Talk with Daniel Schulman

Thursday, September 6, 12:15pm

Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North

 

Panel Discussion: Looking Closely, Leaping In

Sunday, September 9, 2-3:30pm

Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North

In conjunction with the exhibition Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle, seven Chicagoans working in creative fields gather to discuss the impact of Lake Michigan on their work and lives: Alison Cuddy, Paul D'Amato, Barbara Koenen, Jin Lee, Louise LeBourgeois, Ovetta Sampson and David Travis.

     

Gallery Talk on Current Chicago Cultural Center Exhibitions

Thursday, September 20, 12:15pm

Starts in the Chicago Rooms, 2nd Floor North

 

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