Susan Collis: Without You the World Goes On

  • 4700 Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Presented By: Des Moines Art Center
  • Dates: January 26, 2019 - May 12, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Des Moines Art Center
  • Start/End Time: 11:00 AM
  • Event Times: Tues/Weds 11am - 4pm; Thurs 11am - 9pm; Fri 11am - 4pm; Sat 10am - 4pm; Sun 12 - 4pm; Mon CLOSED
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Artist Susan Collis brings magic to the everyday: Here, for example, paint spatters on a worn ladder are created with precious materials—opal, pearl, mother of pearl, white diamond, labradorite, moonstone, white howite, shell and coral.

    A new exhibit—"Susan Collis: Without You the World Goes On"—opens Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Des Moines Art Center, supported in part by a $100,000 multiyear programming grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. 

    The gift will support exhibitions, the commission of new works of art, publications, and community programming associated with the shows.

    "In addition to being an important regional museum with a strong collection of modern and contemporary art, the Des Moines Art Center is also very much a site where artists and audiences come together to discuss the issues and urgencies of our time," notes Rachel Bers, program director at the Warhol Foundation. "We are very pleased to support its ambitious exhibition program that draws attention to positions and practices that have traditionally been marginalized in the contemporary art world."

    In addition to the Collis exhibit, which runs through May 12, the grant will also support these upcoming shows:

    • "For Today I Am a Boy: Contemporary Queer Abstraction," June 1 – Sept. 8
    • "Monument Valley," Oct. 5 – Jan. 12, 2020
    • Karla Black, Feb. 8 – May 17, 2020
    • Justin Favela, June 13 – Sept. 13, 2020