William Morris and Alexis Rockman: The Art of Nature

December 8, 2012 – June 2, 2013

Glass artist William Morris and contemporary painter Alexis Rockman are featured in an exhibition that reflects their individual responses to the beauty of nature. William Morris’ 38 glass vessels adorned with flora and fauna are paired with Alexis Rockman’s famed grand-scale painting Evolution and other works. Based on natural history dioramas, Rockman’s paintings served as an inspiration to William Morris in the creation of his elegant vessels. A film about Morris and the development of his work is being shown, which provides additional insight into the pairing of two of the most accomplished and world renowned American artists of our times.

All works are from
THE GEORGE R. STROEMPLE COLLECTION
A STROEMPLE / STIREK COLLABORATION

Supported in part by OfficeMax Boise Community Fund,
the Robert Lehman Foundation
and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass,
with additional support provided by Kay Hardy and Gregory Kaslo.

Image: William Morris, Vessel with Wild Grass (Amber)

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