Alien Invasion features objects and images from the Racine Art Museum's (RAM’s) collections that are both fantastical and familiar. The contemporary artists whose works are featured—many of whom use the natural world as inspiration—do not shy away from the over-sized, dramatic, or intriguing. They understand the value of things that are rooted in the real yet are rendered mysterious with an artist’s manipulation. Most of these artists do not use the word alien to describe their interests or their work but they talk about friction and tension, usually in organic forms.
The organizing principle for this exhibition, inspired by a walk through RAM’s collection storage spaces, encourages imaginative and fanciful interpretations of objects, images, and adornment. Whether human-sized baskets, pieces made of recognizable materials used in unexpected ways, or paintings and jewelry that feature organic forms that might challenge expectations, these works offer new perspectives for looking at the sometimes blurry boundaries between natural and artificial or recognizable and strange.
- July 21, 2021 - January 22, 2022
- Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Location: 441 Main St., Racine Art Museum, WI
- Phone: (262) 638-8300
- Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
- Price: Adults: $7 | Seniors (62 and up) and Students: $5 | RAM Members and Children (Under 12): FREE