"Liam Gillick is one of the premier thinkers in the contemporary art world," Lerner says. "He's not just someone who produces artwork or objects, and I knew he'd be perfect in the context of what the Lab tries to do." To prepare for Liam Gillick: Weekend in So Show which opens today with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. the artist arrived with a half-conceived model that would only take its true shape through collaboration with local artists and students. "He's taken the idea of the laboratory really literally," Lerner explains. The result, an exploration of politics, marketing and consumerism with a central stage-like environment, text-covered walls and ten video monitors, remains on view at the Lab, 404 South Upham Street in Lakewood, through April 1.
Gillick will discuss his installation tomorrow at 1 p.m.; admission is $5 to $10. For details, call 303-934-1777 or visit www.belmarlab.org.
Wed., April 18, 6-8 p.m.