My Curatorial Statement:
“The wonder of it all is that what looked for all the world like a diminishing horizon - the art-object's becoming so ephemeral as to threaten to disappear altogether - has, like some marvelous philosophical riddle, turned itself inside out to reveal its opposite. What appeared to be a question of object/non-object has turned out to be a question of seeing and not seeing, of how it is we actually perceive or fail to perceive "things" in their real contexts. Now we are presented and challenged with the infinite, everyday richness... which seeks to discover and value the potential for experiencing beauty in everything.”
~ Epilogue from: Being and Circumstance, Notes Toward a Conditional Art by Robert Irwin, The Lapis Press, Larkspur Landing, CA.
The fourth annual Front Range Museum/Gallery Studies exhibit entitled Object, No Object; Sculpture of Ideas aims to explore the evolving definition of sculpture through the use of objects, conceptual ideas and social media. The exhibit aims to challenge preconceived notions of sculpture through concurrent on-line and site/time specific installations but also hopefully facilitates a public dialogue about the very nature of contemporary art, it's direction, and the commentary it makes on a digitally enhanced, hyper-modern society.
I am only one of four curators associated with the Object, No Object; Sculpture of Ideas exhibit. However this blog serves as both my individual project meant to explore the context in which each artist works but also as a means for the audience to become more engaged in the process of putting together an installation of this kind.
To see the additional curatorial statements please click here!