Adam Rake: World Lines September 9, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Adam Rake, Still Life with Landscape (after Abraham Van Beyeren), 2021, Mixed Media, 48x68 (image size), courtesy of the Lasansky Gallery and Studio, L2023.060.
Adam Rake, My Portrait in Time, 2015 intaglio with mixed media, 46 x 33 inches, collection of the artist, L2023.062.
Adam Rake, The Night Watch (after Rembrandt), 2021 mixed media, 49 x 52 inches, courtesy of Lasansky Gallery & Studio, L2023.061.

Adam Rake: World Lines

September 9, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Iowa City artist Adam Rake explores the complex ways in which the meaning of a work of art changes over time as technology and culture evolve.  To convey this theme, Rake draws on the precedent of historical artworks but filters them through his own unique lens.  He utilizes his printmaking experience to distort, alter, and augment the original images into something entirely new.  Through these works, he considers the ever-changing relationship between contemporary culture and the work of art.  

This exhibition and accompanying educational programming have been made possible in part by the McIntyre Foundation and GreatAmerica Financial Services.  Additional support has been provided by the Program Support Grant Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Iowa Arts Council, which exists within the Iowa Economic Development Authority, members of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and contributors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.  Annual educational programming has been supported in part by Transamerica.