featuring contemporary Midwestern artists Victoria Fuller, Don Baum, and Gail Simpson, reinterprets everyday objects into fine art, now through October 31, 2011
Two of my pieces, RACKET REPRODUCTION and MEASURED STEPS (pictured above) are featured in the lobby of the Willis Tower (formerly named, and commonly referred to as the Sears Tower) as part of an exhibit titled “Recycled, Reclaimed, Repurposed”, curated by Emily Nixon of Nixon Art Associates.
The work in the show ranges in media and subject matter, but one element connects them all: they each include objects that, as the title indicates, are discarded, common, and familiar.
RACKET REPRODUCTION, for example, is made from old wooden tennis rackets with sorbet-hued netting, handles cut off, and linked in a chain-like formation. They mimic how bacteria, such as cyanobacteria, reproduce in a similar formation. MEASURED STEPS is made from 36 folding rulers creating a stair step, to be placed on the ground, as a stair would normally function. Notably, due to the public nature of the setting, a decision was made to display the piece on a pedestal.
These pieces are currently on view through October 31, 2011.
“Recycled, Reclaimed, Repurposed” exhibiting artists:
Nathan Slate Joseph