The Great Lakes Cycle Organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum debuts Jan. 27-April 29, 2018
A multi-faceted exhibition by New York-based artist Alexis Rockman will examine the forces–past, present and future –shaping the Great Lakes, one of the most emblematic and ecologically significant environments in the world. Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle is organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) and on view Jan. 27April 29, 2018. The project features all new work by the artist:five mural-sized paintings;six vibrant,large-scale watercolors;and a selection of monochrome field drawings based on histravel, interviews and extensive research in the Great Lakes region. “The Great Lakes Cycle” will inform and inspire viewers regarding the history of the Great Lakes, current challenges and threats to the region, and opportunities to positively shape its future,” said GRAM Director and CEO Dana Friis-Hansen, who curated the exhibition.