New exhibition of Puerto Rican artist Carlos Dzine at Rockford Art Museum

PRART NEWS – The 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 painstakingly illuminates how the masculine can become delicate and baroque, minimal.

Carlos Rolón/Dzine, Preserved Palm Tree. 
Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York

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 profoundly moving, stirring conversation work that affected the Midwest region and beyond. NOW AND THEN is Rolón’s first solo museum exhibition in the Midwest, it remains on view through May 31 at RAM.

BACKGROUND ARTWORK (DETAIL): Carlos Rolón/Dzine, Ponce 
Circle-Circle Fence), 2013. Collection of Hermine and David B. Heller.

Organized by Rockford Art Museum and curated by RAM Curator Carrie Johnson, CARLOS ROLÓN/DZINE: NOW AND THEN and its related educational programming are sponsored by the Joyce G. Ramer Trust and in part by the Saavedra Family Trust, and partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. All education programs are sponsored in part by Women's Art Board of Rockford Art Museum.