The Racine Art Museum’s Terra Nova exhibit opens today – an exhibit that will long be remembered as the beginning of a new era for polymer clay.
Ford & Forlano, polymer, sterling silver
polymer, shell, bone, glass beads, sterling
As Tory Hughes explains, Terra Nova “marks polymer’s recognition as a valid and valuable art medium, and establishes RAM as a museum to be watched.” Hughes is one of eight artists spotlighted this weekend by RAM as the Boundary Breakers in the medium – artists who have been recognized within the field and/or by other contemporary craft disciplines.
polymer, aluminum, aircraft cable, sterling silver wire, glass, photocopy on paper, transparent film, vinyl, rubber
Jeff Dever, polymer, wire
The exhibit features over 200 objects made of polymer and tracks the medium’s history. Read more about the exhibit here. Congratulations to everyone involved in bringing polymer out of the shadows and into the limelight. It’s time to shine.
Learn how Elise Winters made her vision to elevate the medium a reality. Winters is the main force behind polymer’s new-found recognition as a respected art medium. RAM’s Bruce Pepich is the other driving force behind this project. Want more? Go see Terra Nova – it runs from October 21, 2011 – February 5, 2012.