Ian Sherwin featured in ROCKED & ROLLED


Artist Ian Sherwin featured in Rocked and Rolled Exhibition

Release Date: 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

ISM Location: 

For Immediate Release:

                                    ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM -LOCKPORT

                                          Contact:  John Lustig-Director



                                              Illinois State Museum presents



Featuring Artist Ian Sherwin




{Lockport, Illinois, April 13, 2019} – {Illinois State Museum-Lockport} announces the next exhibition, ROCKED & ROLLED featuring music themed art, photography, sculpture installation and illustration from  seventy-two (72) emerging and established artists and photographers from Illinois. The artwork is being paired with geodes, minerals, and fossils from the Illinois State Museum Geology Collection. 


Featuring exhibiting Artist Ian Sherwin.  A prominent Chicago artist whose  drawings and paintings art featured in private collections around the country.  This is his first viewing with the Illinois State Museum.


              Exhibition dates, May 1, 2019 through October 6, 2019

              OPENING RECEPTION Sunday MAY 5, 2019- 2:00pm until 4:00pm


“Ian Sherwin’s automatic and frenetic style of drawing is emblematic of the rapid percussion that appears in any great rock concert.  This exhibition is a celebration of music through the eyes of art in direct conversation with the rocks, minerals and fossils from the world renowned Geology Collection of the Illinois State Museum.  We are seeking to elevate the material by contrasting the nature of earth’s explosive structure with the culturally defining music created in the last fifty (50) years.  Timeless rocks meet timeless rock stars!”


                       John Lustig-Director, Illinois State Museum-Lockport


                                  Curator for ROCKED & ROLLED

John Lustig                          john.lustig@illinois.gov

Ian Sherwin                          iansherwingallery@gmail.com


  ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM website https://www.illinoisstatemuseum.org

                                         Images are available by request.


                   ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM-LOCKPORT located at

                  201 W.10th Street, Norton Building-Lockport, Illinois, 60441

                         Public hours, W-F, 9:00 am until 5:00pm,

                         Saturday, Sunday from 11:00 am until 5:00pm


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John Lustig

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Ian Sherwin/beyonce

"Beyonce" by Ian Sherwin-2019 pen and ink on paper

Ian Sherwin/zappa

"Beyonce" by Ian Sherwin-2018 pen and ink on paper

Ian Sherwin/steven tyler

"Beyonce" by Ian Sherwin-2019 pen and ink on paper

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