January 25 through July 30, 2021
In the Campbell Gallery of the Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall, Iowa State University campus.
Perceptions of Identity: Paintings by Rose Frantzen aims to develop a better understanding of Rose Frantzen’s body of work. Frantzen's portraits, whether they are commissioned works for Iowa State University or studio explorations of her subjects, continuously explore identity. Works from her In the Face of Illusion series open a conversation between the represented subject and optical illusions to address perceptions of identity.
Her Faces of Iowa State series, to which Frantzen will add six additional portraits to be painted during the run of the exhibition, highlight the breadth of the Iowa State community, focusing on depictions of individuals that allow the viewer to relate individual identity to the context of community.
Perceptions of Identity challenges viewers to become aware of the illusions influencing society around matters such as age, race, ability, and to recognize the misperceptions held within oneself.
The museum will be open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; closed weekends, holidays and University breaks. Admission is free, with a recommended donation of $8.
This exhibition is organized by University Museums, curated by Sydney Marshall, Assistant Curator, with works of art selected from the artist's collection and the University Museums’ Permanent Collection. Major support for this exhibition is provided by the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business. Additional support is generously provided by Avis Lovell Andre, Vickie and Norman Hill, Robert and Nancy Lindemeyer, and Cynthia and John Paschen, MD.