The Labor of Love, 2018. Oil, and mounted plexiglass and wood on canvas. Triptych, each 102 x 84 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.
Vote Code: 68461
Pacific Quilt, 2018. Cotton fabrics, batting, and thread, 21 x 23 feet. Courtesy of the Artist.
Vote code: 67108
(American, b. 1969). How Far to NOW? from the series, The Word on the Street, 2018. Department of Transportation Specification Street Sign, 104 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.
Vote code: 68065
(American, b. 1962). PULSE Nightclub: 49 Elegies, 2016. 49 Monoprints, 28 x 20 inches each. Courtesy of the Artist.
Vote code: 68075
(American, b. Venezuela 1978). Cacerolazo, 2017. Pots, pans, kitchen implements, and yarn. Courtesy of the Artist.
Vote code: 68347
(American, b. 1981). Re:VOLVER, 2018 Aluminum and plastic, 13 x 13 x 3 feet. Courtesy of the Artist.
Vote code: 68343
William R. Mayer
(American, 1953-2017). Wall of Sound, 2015-2017. Mixed Media, 10 x 10 feet. Courtesy of the Estate of William R. Mayer.
(American, b. 1964). Redress 4, 2017. Embroidery on cotton, 36 x 33 inches. Courtesy of the Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit. Photo by Tim Thayer.
Vote Code: 68077
Mark Niskanen and Jani-Matti Salo
Mark Niskanen (Finnish, b. 1991) and Jani-Matti Solo (Finnish, b. 1984). No Names, 2016. Performance and installation. Image courtesy of the Artists.
Vote code: 67125
Lauren Strohacker and Kendra Sollars
Lauren Strohacker (American, b. 1983) and Kendra Sollars (American, b. 1987). Animal Land, 2018. Digital Video Production. Courtesy of the Artists.
Vote code: 68404
ArtPrize 10 at GRAM
September 12, 2018 – October 14, 2018
ArtPrize returns to GRAM this year with a diverse array of contemporary art in a broad spectrum of media. The Museum will exhibit the work of ten artists or artist pairs, hailing from Finland, Ghana, Venezuela, and the United States–including five based in Michigan. The exhibition will include work that takes advantage of GRAM’s dynamic architecture, beyond the gallery spaces alone, including large-scale nighttime projections on the building’s exterior. The exhibition also contains sculpture, painting, and interactive performance and installation works. The works on view tackle the subjects of public and private discourse, community engagement, and urgent social issues including hate crimes and environmental awareness.
GRAM is proud to host three projects which have been awarded ArtPrize Artist Seed Grants. Mark Niskanen and Jani-Matti Salo’s No Names, Lauren Strohacker and Kendra Sollars’ Animal Land, and Saskia Jorda’s Cacerolazo were awarded $2,000 in grants presented by the Frey Foundation.
More information about GRAM’s exhibition and participating artists can be found on the ArtPrize website.
Support for this exhibition is generously provided by:
Applause Catering + Events
Bank of America
James and Mary Nelson
Dirk and June Hoffius
Greg and Meg Willit
Boxed Water is Better
Robert Daverman, AIA / Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Jeff Gurney and Xuesi Li Gurney
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
Holland Litho Printing Service
MADCAP Coffee Company