Rotunda Projects: Monika Grzymala
Opening June 11, 2022
Monika Grzymala (b. 1970, Zabrze, Poland) is a Berlin-based artist whose work takes
two-dimensional drawing and explodes it into three-dimensions, energetically navigating and
disrupting each unique space. Grzymala’s work challenges the very definition of drawing and
the nature of categorizing artworks - where does drawing end and sculpture begin? What are
drawings made from, and how do we experience them?
Grzymala frequently works in adhesive tape, handmade washi paper, and a wide range of other materials to create site-specific installations that not only shape our physical surroundings but stretch our minds about the boundaries and definitions of art. Grzymala’s work has been exhibited at MoMa and The Morgan Library in New York City, the Rekjavik Art Museum in Iceland, the 18th Biennale of Sydney Australia and the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany, amongst others.
Sponsored by Grinder Taber Grinder
Albrecht Dürer: The Small Passion
March 4 – June 5, 2022
In the 1970s, a woodcut by one of the world's greatest printmakers, the German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer, was stolen from the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. This print, the Expulsion of Adam and Eve, was part of a complete set of thirty-six illustrations and a title page known as the Small Passion. Originally printed as a book in Nuremberg in 1511, the series shows key Biblical scenes detailing the Fall and Redemption of man through Christ, from Adam and Eve to the Last Judgement. After much searching, in 2021 Brooks curator Dr. Rosamund Garrett discovered and won a replacement print of the Expulsion of Adam and Eve at auction.
Due South: Ke Francis and Hoopsnake Press
January 29th – July 3rd
Due South: Ke Francis and Hoopsnake Press is built around seven of Ke Francis’ books that exemplify his work as a narrative artist living and working in the South. The first four books in the exhibition, Dixie Compass, Jugline, Hunting the Crested Snipe, and Rock and a Hard Place, represent his visual interpretations of the Southern storytelling tradition. For example, Jugline is a variation of an old Southern folk tale about a walking catfish. The three remaining books, Pilgrim’s Process, Penumbra, and Celestial Hitchhikers focus on themes of travel, exploration, and discovery. Celestial Hitchhikers tells the short story of a young hitchhiker’s experience of the road and serves as a monument to Jack Kerouac. The exhibition will include both bound books and loose illustrations, with a total of 15 works on view.
Andy Warhol: Silver Clouds
February 5th - May 15th
Created in 1966, Warhol’s Silver Clouds consists of a room full of floating metallic balloons. The balloons are inflated with a proprietary mixture of air and pure helium, enabling them to float mesmerizingly in the space between the floor and the ceiling. Presented by nexAir and sponsored by Debi and Galen Havner