Press Release

The Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) Cleveland presents the exhibition Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle. The Great Lakes Cycle is Alexis Rockman’s most ambitious body of work to date. Rockman, an acclaimed painter and environmental activist, creates ecologically-focused works that seduce and provoke with equal verve. Blending extensive research, diverse techniques, and site-specific materials like sand or soil, Rockman’s paintings and drawings document history while also imagining future environments.



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Alexis Rockman, The Great Lakes Cycle

Museum of Contemporary Art (moCA), Cleveland (USA)

19.10.2018 - 27.01.2019




Exhibition October 19, 2018 - January 27, 2019. Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, 11400 Euclid Avenue - Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (USA). T +1 216 421 8671. Hours: Tuesday–Thursday 11am–6pm, Friday 11am–9pm, Saturday–Sunday 11am–5pm







Alexis Rockman, The Great Lakes Cycle, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland

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The exhibition includes five new, mural-sized paintings; a constellation of flora and fauna “field drawings;" and a suite of watercolors that all portray the evolution of the Great Lakes—which are among the world’s most beautiful, economically significant, and ecologically complex regions on the planet. Rockman’s new series celebrates the natural majesty and global importance of the Great Lakes while exploring how they are threatened by factors such as climate change, globalization, invasive species, mass agriculture, and urban sprawl.

Organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum; with major support provided by an anonymous donor and coordinated at moCa Cleveland by Deputy Director Megan Lykins Reich

Alexis Rockman, Chimera (2017)

Alexis Rockman, Chimera (2017)