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Andrew Ranville: No Island is a Man exhibition

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Through December 14: Andrew Ranville: No Island is a Man

The DeVos Art Museum is presenting the first of an annual series of exhibitions in partnership with the newly established Rabbit Island artist in residence program. The 91-acre Island is located in Lake Superior off the Keweenaw Peninsula and has never been developed with the exception of a small log structure built by a fisherman in the 1800s. Though the island itself is privately owned, the Keweenaw Land Trust holds the vast majority of the island's development rights under conservation easement.

After spending over a month on the island last summer, Michigan born and London-based artist Andrew Ranville will return to Rabbit Island to become the first official artist in residence, creating work for the exhibition at the DeVos Art Museum. The exhibition will contain photography, video, sculpture and sound recordings made by Ranville, giving a feel for what it might be like to spend an extended period of time on the island.

A full-color, fully illustrated catalogue will be published in conjunction with the exhibition with essays by writer and curator Nadim Samman, artist Andrew Ranville, Rabbit Island residency founder Rob Gorski and DeVos Art Museum director and curator Melissa Matuscak. A limited edition artifact kit will be available containing the exhibition catalogue with field recordings and photographs from the island.

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