‘Carlos Rolón/Dzine: Now and Then’ opens Friday

Staff Report

Rockford Art Museum opens new exhibition ‘Carlos Rolón/Dzine: Now and Then’ with special member’s preview Friday, Feb. 13 and free public opening on Saturday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Internationally acclaimed artist Carlos Rolón/Dzine creates elaborately crafted paintings, ornate sculptures and works based on the diaspora and custom culture that discuss personal and collective identity.

The work explores issues surrounding inclusion, beauty, craft-making and longing. Rolón illuminates how the masculine can become delicate and baroque.

This exhibition is a follow up to Rolón’s site-specific Ghost Stories sculpture at RAM. Along with his ‘Ghost Bike Project’ public art installation the sculpture proved to be a stirring conversation work that affected the Midwest region and beyond.

‘Now and Then’ is Rolón’s first solo museum exhibition in the Midwest. The exhibit remains on view through May 31.

Rockford Art Museum is at 711 N. Main St.

For more information visit rockfordartmuseum.org.

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