Racine Art Museum (RAM)
First-time visit to the RAM and was blown away by their collection. Definitely a destination for all ceramic artists when visiting Wisconsin.
Off the RAM website:
Collection Focus: Sergei Isupo. —a mid-career retrospective for an innovative artist who has pushed the possibilities of clay. Interested in exploring the dynamics of human relationships, Isupov (born in Stravapol, Russia, 1963) has found a distinctive artistic voice that combines two-dimensional narrative with three-dimensional ceramic form. Imbuing his work with social, cultural, and personal history, Isupov investigates the dynamics of the human condition through complex and compelling compositions. In his pieces, figures in all states of dress or undress—often in isolated or abstracted landscapes—morph and shift as animals become part human or vice-versa.
Magic Mud: Masterworks in Clay. ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Chris Antemann, Cristina Córdova, Rick Dillingham, Stephen Dixon, Eddie Dominguez, Jack Earl, Ken Ferguson, Viola Frey, John Glick, Michael Gross, Chris Gustin, Otto Heino, Randy Johnston, Karen Karnes, James Lovera, Michael Lucero, Warren MacKenzie, Matthew Metz, Otto Natzler and Gertrud Natzler, Jeffrey Oestreich, Mark Pharis, David Regan, Don Reitz, Edwin Scheier and Mary Scheier, Michael Sherrill, Kim Simonsson, Beth Cavener Stichter, Toshiko Takaezu, Matteo Thun, Peter Voulkos, Kurt Weiser, Paula Colton Winokur