Lecture: ‘Everyday Objects: Common Things, Uncommon Art’
Date: September 29
The world is swimming in material goods – the stuff of landfills as well as the stuff of a rich body of work by visual artists. “Everyday Objects: Common Things, Uncommon Art” is a survey of work created during the 20th and 21st centuries from plumbing fixtures, shoes, and tires – among other things. This slide presentation is part of the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s exhibition Everyday Objects. Advance reservations are required.
Common objects are well represented in the art historical movements of Dada, Surrealism, Pop and Modern Art; as well as the contemporary fashion world. However, the disarming nature of these familiar things often leads the viewer into more complex ideas, or asks the viewer to reconsider what qualifies as the subject of art and the materials used to make it.
This presentation is led by GAAC Gallery Manager Sarah Bearup-Neal. Sarah has a BFA in Studio Art from Michigan State University, and has maintained an active studio practice in fiber art since 1999.
Patrons can secure their space with an online reservation. Spaces are limited for each of the three sessions. Tickets are $10 GAAC members, $15 nonmembers. A talk-back session follows the presentation. Everyday Objects, the exhibition, is on view in the GAAC Gallery and online through October 28.
Pictured: Lobster Telephone,Salvador Dali, 1938