Off limits: new GRAM exhibition in progress

Alexis Rockman works on his exhibition planned for the Grand Rapids Art Museum
Alexis Rockman works on his exhibition planned for the Grand Rapids Art Museum

NEW YORK (WOOD) Once ArtPrize is over, there are great spaces in West Michigan where art can be seen at all times. One of those is the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM).

Curators at the GRAM spend years planning exhibitions. Recently, Museum Director Dana Friis-Hansen went to New York City to visit an artist who is planning an exhibition for the GRAM in 2018. Alexis Rockman is composing a series of five large paintings that deal with different issues concerning the Great Lakes. He put a great deal of research into his work, including traveling throughout the state of Michigan and Canada and reading extensively about the Great Lakes.

After Rockman’s exhibition ends at the GRAM in 2018, it will travel to several cities in the Great Lakes region.

Rockman had an entry in ArtPrize 2013 that was displayed at the GRAM. “Tropical Migrants” made the Jurors’ ShortList.

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