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Deconstructing the American Landscape - Art Exhibition

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    Rockford Art Museum
    711 N. Main St.
    Rockford, IL 61103
  • Phone
    (815) 968-2787
  • Date
    January 20-29, 2017
  • Recurrence
    Recurring daily
  • Time
    Daily 10:00am-5:00pm | Free Public Opening Fri. Oct. 7, 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Price
    $7 adults | $3 students/seniors | free for children younger than age 12 and RAM members
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Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens a new feature exhibition, "Deconstructing the American Landscape," on Friday, Oct. 7, with a preview for museum members that includes a gallery walk and reception with artists Sarah Krepp and Joel Ross from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a public opening with free admission and cash bar from 7 to 9 p.m. that coincides with the first night of Fall ArtScene at RAM. The exhibition remains on view through Jan. 29.

Sarah Krepp and Joel Ross draw inspiration from the American landscape for their distinctive, visually challenging works that explore socially complex themes in dynamically different ways. Krepp exquisitely manipulates delicately shredded tires and scraps from the road into beautifully abstract paintings and installations, while Ross uses a subtler yet equally compelling approach to create text-based sculptures, mixed media installations, and photographs documenting his hyper-temporary public art installations.

Founding director of DIALOGUE Chicago, Krepp is professor emeritus and former chair of the painting program at the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where Ross is currently associate professor; he is represented by Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.

Related education programs held throughout the exhibition include a free artist lecture by Krepp on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.; and a free artist lecture by Ross on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.; and Coffee with the Curator on Friday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. 

Subarea:Rockford Downtown

Deconstructing the American Landscape - Art Exhibition
  • January 20-29, 2017
  • Rockford Art Museum
  • $7 adults | $3 students/seniors | free for children younger than age 12 and RAM members
  • Recurring daily