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Roswell Museum and Art Center

Exhibition Detail
Subject to Change: Art as Flux
100 West 11th Street
Roswell, NM 88201

October 26th, 2013 - June 15th, 2014
Movement #5, Louis RibakLouis Ribak, Movement #5,
1960-1969, Oil on masonite
© Courtesy of the artist and the Roswell Museum and Art Center
Mon--Fri 9:00 am -- 5:00 pm; Sun 1:00pm -- 5:00 pm

Change is unavoidable, yet life is unimaginable without it. From the aging of our bodies to the development of new technologies, change is omnipresent, but how often do we really stop to consider it?

This exhibit will explore the idea of change by examining the permanent collection through the lens of flux. Some works address the universality of change by depicting the cycling of the seasons or the movement of the day. Others respond to historical time periods or moments, emphasizing the social, technological, and artistic changes that transpire over time. Still other pieces juxtapose different styles or materials to highlight the visual and conceptual fluctuation that happens when we look at art.

By considering the multifaceted nature of change, visitors will not only encounter the inherent dynamism of art-making, but will also discover unexpected parallels between seemingly disparate pieces within the collection, emphasizing the richness of the RMAC’s holdings. Change may be unavoidable, but as this exhibit argues, it is something to be embraced.

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