The machine that changed American life and landscape has served as muse for the artist, and the results range from playful to unsettling. “Moved by the Machine” looked at the automobile as inspiration for artwork in a variety of media, including photography, painting, ceramics, embroidery, and mixed media. Art in the exhibition came from private collections, galleries, and museums – artists include Linda Allen, Sharon Bida, Margarita Cabrera, Jeremy Dickinson, Jörg Erichsen, Chris Everts, Shannon Goff, Richard Griesbeck, Louise Herron Halliburton, Charmaine Kaptur, Nina Katchadourian, Paul T. McCarthy, Nam June Paik, Carol Shinn, Alfred Stieglitz, and John Vachon. A special display of mascots entitled “Art for the Automobile: Hood Ornaments From the Wahl Collection” was also on view.
AMERICAN ICONS SERIES
Moved by the Machine: Art Inspired by the Automobile
featuring Art for the Automobile: Hood Ornaments From the Wahl Collection
June 13, 2006 - October 22, 2006
Curated by Josephine Shea, organized by the Dubuque Museum of Art, presented in part by Mike Finnin Ford-Chrysler-Jeep