This exhibition traces significant styles and ideas that have shaped art since the 1960s—abstraction, conceptualism, postmodernism, new approaches to photography, and explorations of personal identity and narrative. Drawn from Emily Fisher Landau’s spectacular donation of modern and contemporary art to the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Michigan Artist Series
Susan Goethel Campbell: Resisting Certainty
March 6 – June 1, 2014
Susan Goethel Campbell’s work interprets the contemporary landscape as an emergent system where nature, culture, and the engineered environment are indistinguishable from one another. At the heart of her practice is the collection, documentation, and observation of seasonal change in both natural and artificial environments. In Resisting Certainty, Campbell grows grass in discarded plastic containers, so the sod takes on the shape of the commercial packaging; her large floor installation of inverted sod reimagines the earth’s surface as if it were a patterned carpet.
Campbell earned an MFA in printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and has been awarded printmaking residencies in Belgium and Germany. She taught studio art for fifteen years at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Her work is in major public and private collections.
Reception for Susan Goethel Campbell
Cash bar opens at 6pm
Gallery talk at 7pm
Susan Goethel Campbell. Ground, 2013, © Susan Goethel Campbell
GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2013: Encore
November 29, 2013 – October 12, 2014
Revisit the highlights of ArtPrize 2013, without the crowds! Now in its second year, this annual exhibition showcases selected
works of art from the most recent ArtPrize event, year-round. GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2013: Encore features works of art drawn from nine venues, and includes
painting, drawing, watercolor, photography, sculpture, and textile art. For the list of artists and more information on the 2013 ArtPrize entries included.
ALSO ON VIEW:
• Three sections of the ArtPrize 2012 winner, Elephants
Representing some of the most important works of art drawn from West Michigan collection, The Stuart & Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection contains twenty works of art by well-known artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre Auguste Renoir, and Auguste Rodin. The works included are on long-term, five-year loan from the Stuart & Barbara Padnos Foundation. Following the exhibition’s end on March 30, the eight sculptures, one painting, and 11 prints, drawings, and watercolors featured in this exhibition will be interspersed throughout the Museum’s collection, rotating through the second and third floor galleries.
Other artists represented include: Mary Cassatt, William Glackens, Deborah Butterfield, Frank Stella, Reynold Weidenaar, and more.
Mary Cassatt. (American, 1844-1926).
Study for ‘Femme et enfant’, (1908)
Watercolor on paper
Long-term loan from the Stuart & Barbra Padnos Foundation