GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2013: Encore

November 29, 2013 – October 12, 2014

This exhibition underscores the significance of Grand Rapids’ annual ArtPrize event by presenting selected highlights from ArtPrize on a year-round basis. During ArtPrize 2013, GRAM’s curatorial team explored the entries on view and selected 15 works of art with strong resonances to other works in the museum’s collection. This year’s exhibition features works of art drawn from nine venues, and includes painting, drawing, watercolor, photography, sculpture, and textile art. GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2013: Encore places these works of art throughout the Museum, in context beside closely related works in the Museum collection—encouraging guests to explore the connections between the works of art on view. “ArtPrize is a showcase of thousands of artists. It is designed to create a diversity of talent and experience from all who participate,” said Christian Gaines, executive director of ArtPrize. “By curating some of the strongest works from ArtPrize 2013 into the Museum, the conversation and the influence of these artists can exist within our community and expand beyond the 19-day event.”

Encore is on view at GRAM from November 29, 2013, through the end of ArtPrize 2014 on October 12, 2014. Each work’s location is noted on the Museum map, signified in the galleries with the ArtPrize Encore logo, and accompanied by introductory text. GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2013: Encore is the second annual Encore exhibition at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

List of Artists + Works of Art:
Rick Beerhorst, Folding the Sheet
Elizabeth Brandt, BodyMap
Sophia Collier, Plank of Water
Jason Gamrath, Botanical Exotica
Shea Hester-Haddad, Fluidity
Martha Hayden, Self Portrait
Thimgan Hayden, La Donna Incinta
David Huang, Luminous Relic
Sara Lowthian, Prescription Vanitas; Overconsumption and Life and Death
Armin Mersmann, Through the Iris
Osamu James Nakagawa, BANTA Series, Okinawa #1 and Saipan #2
Graham Nickson, View of Todi IV
Terrence Reese, Reflections – Paul Collins, Lois Mailou Jones, Gordon Parks
Bruce Riley, Sea Oleena
Alexis Rockman, Tropical Migrants
Samuel Gomez, The WattSnackers

List of Venues:
50 Monroe
The B.O.B
Cathedral Square
DeVos Place
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Grand Rapids Brewing Company
Women’s City Club