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Rafael Francisco Salas: In Flowered Fields

Jan 23–May 2, 2021


Rafael Francisco Salas, an artist, and Professor of Art at Ripon College pairs his recent work with rarely seen art from MOWA’s permanent collection, initiating a visual dialogue with the tradition of Wisconsin landscape painting.

"Rafael Francisco Salas’s darkly poetic paintings of the American landscape are populated by anonymous musicians singing the praises and lamenting the struggles of rural life,” said Associate Curator of Contemporary Art J Tyler Friedman. "The exhibition is sure to initiate discussions about the Midwest—its overlooked beauty, contemporary conflicts, and the sins that remain inscribed on its soil."

The installation engages viewers’ senses by creating an immersive experience through the use of subdued lighting, raw sheep’s wool, tractor tires, and a curated playlist.

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