Everything now on display refers to the figure, but in some cases, the human form is simply implied without making an actual appearance. Thats the case with One Month Late and Untitled (Lipstick Urinals), by Rachel Lachowicz. The Los Angeles-based artist, who could be called a post-feminist since she explores gender issues conceptually, will discuss her oeuvre tonight as part of the Logan Lectures 2009; her talk is the first of five presentations scheduled for this annual series at the museum.
One Month Late, which is about pregnancy, is an installation of lipstick-encrusted neckties hung from the ceiling, with a single pair of high-heeled shoes, also covered in lipstick, sitting on the floor. Untitled (Lipstick Urinals) is what youd think urinals made of lipstick. Its an homage to, and a swipe at, Marcel Duchamps infamous Fountain, a urinal he exhibited as a sculpture back in 1913.
Lachowicz will speak in the Hamiltons Sharp Auditorium at 7 p.m., with an after-party at Mad Wine Bar, located directly across Martin Plaza. For tickets, $8 to $18, and information, call 720-913-0150 or go to www.denverartmuseum.org.
Third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. Starts: Feb. 18. Continues through June 17, 2009