“The concept of the ready-made has never really died since Duchamp invented it,” Stell says, adding that she’s seen more than a little of such work in her recent travels to Europe. “The idea that all objects are art objects challenges the relationship of art to common everyday items. To that end, she’ll present works that incorporate “oven mitts, balloons, doll furniture, bricks, an igloo made of ice from a snow-cone machine, advertising images” and other ordinary objects, generating an experience that will not only prove interesting to the public, but will also be educational for RMCAD students bent on finding their way in the contemporary art world.
The show opens at the gallery, 1600 Pierce Street on RMCAD’s Lakewood campus, with a reception tonight from 5 to 8 p.m.; a panel discussion — “Beg, Borrow and Steal: Four Contemporary Views on Failure” — with all four artists, will also take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Harris Auditorium. The lecture is free, but to make reservations, which are recommended, go to www.rmcad.edu/public-lecture-rsvp. The Temporary Institute continues through February 7, along with a pair of solo shows by Zach Reini and Gretchen Marie Schaefer in the Alumni and Rude galleries. Call 303-753-6046.
Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: Jan. 10. Continues through Feb. 7, 2013