Walk into the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design’s Philip J. Steele Gallery tonight and you might have a strange sense of déjà vu: English artist Daniel Eatock’s new show, An Empty Room: The Sequel — which is in part a reaction to elements left over from a previous (and unrelated) exhibition — will do that to you. And in the process, the artist will mess with the idea of a room and what makes it a room.
“The exhibition’s title, An Empty Room, is used as an oxymoron,” explains gallery curator Cortney Stell. “Eatock devises dynamic, experiential stagings of objects, archives and processes that are already present at every exhibition but are often tucked away or hidden in plain sight.” And she doesn’t deny that it’s going to be a difficult show. “Daniel Eatock takes no mind to boundaries — boundaries like those often found between art and design, commercial and art object, producer and author,” she continues. “His practice is based on exploration of the world in which he lives, orienting himself toward the practical, turning new relations out of every day objects.”
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Be challenged — because that’s what art is supposed to do — by Eatock’s installation and by the artist himself, who will give a lecture, “Subject to Change,” this evening at 7 p.m. at RMCAD. An Empty Room continues daily except Mondays through October 10 at the Steele, 1600 Pierce Street in Lakewood. For details, visit rmcad.edu.
Tue., Sept. 17, 7 p.m.; Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: Sept. 17. Continues through Oct. 10, 2013