[Not-Architecture and Not-Landscape]
UMOCA Presents Object[ed]: Shaping Sculpture in Contemporary Art
MAIN GALLERY: AUG 26 - DEC 17
LEEZA MEKSIN WALKTHROUGH: AUG 26 | 6 PM
OPENING RECEPTION: AUG 26 | 7 PM
Salt Lake City, UT - The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) is thrilled to present the upcoming Main Gallery group exhibition, Object[ed]: Shaping Sculpture in Contemporary Art.
Object[ed] is the the amalgamation of six regional and international artists that employ sculpture to illuminate the realms of objectivity and subjectivity. Reframed with linguistics derived from the orthodox medium of structure, this show curated by Rebecca Maksym dismantles and redefines traditional notions of three-dimensionality.
Caught between elements of architecture and landscape while simultaneously defying architecture and landscape, this exhibition examines sculptures symbolic exclusion. Form, space, and process are reimaged, redacting objectivity and subjectivity within the medium. Featured artist, Leeza Meksin will be present prior to the reception for a walkthrough of her work in the exhibition. Creating site-specific work for UMOCA's interior and exterior, she will discuss the complexities of donning architecture in drag.
Through defying traditional modes of sculpture, Object[ed] as a whole expands notions of objecthood, through altering materials and practices. Illuminating both realms of painting and sculpture, art history is viewed anew with altering material, space, and process. Focusing on traditional structures of culture, history, and form this exhibition provides a new perspective for interpreting the conceptual and political arena. Object[ed]: Shaping Sculpture in Contemporary Art is an exhibition of dualities, between production and consumption, objectivity and subjectivity, the exterior and interior. Orthodox systems of structure are both celebrated and deconstructed.
Participating artists: Olga Balema, Caitlin Cherry, Lizze Määttälä, Leeza Meksin, Tove Storch, Gili Tal
Join us for the opening reception of Object[ed]: Shaping Sculpture in Contemporary Art on AUG 26 | 7 - 9 PM. UMOCA also presents the isolated environments of Andrew Rice's (re)Structured; Berna Reale's political performance-for-camera, Singing in the Rain; and artist-in-residence, Cara Krebs' solo exhibition, Sehnsucht.
Light refreshments will be provided, and beer and wine will be available for $5, and live entertainment will be present. Admission is a suggested $8 donation.
About the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been an award-winning aesthetic force and community leader since it was established in 1931. Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, UMOCA encourages exploration into what it means to exist in today's world through art that inspires imagination, stimulates thought, and transforms society. The Museum connects people around the contemporary art practice of Utah and beyond to shape an engaged and thoughtful global citizenry. UMOCA strives to be a place where all points of view, experiences, and ages feel welcome to explore the pressing issues of our time through socially relevant art exhibitions and programming.
UMOCA is a five-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation and is a 2015, and now 2016, recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts' Art Works grant award.
UMOCA is a 501c3 institution that is supported by public, foundation, and corporate gifts. Your contribution in any amount is greatly appreciated, and admission is a suggested $5 donation.