Sculp-chur is a month-long group exhibition at Dimension Gallery that opens with a reception on November 10th from 6 to 8pm, and will be featured throughout the EAST Austin Studio Tour weekends.
Sculp-chur is a “product line” that consists of one of a kind small sculptures packaged to mimic retail presentation. Each piece is an original artwork presented as if it just came out of a snack vending machine. Without lofty agendas, the show contemplates the modes of consumption for visual art.
The exhibit likens itself to a conceptual convenience store. The show offers compact works, hanging in their packaging from hooks on peg board or even sitting in a glass faced soda fridge. The packaging communicates that the sculpture is clean and ready to go, anxious to be snatched off the rack and brought home for maximum satisfaction. It is a superfluous element that transforms the sculpture from a piece of art into a “properly” commodified product for that moment in time.
Artists featured include:
Rebecca Lynn Hewitt
Thomas John Lemanski
Opening Reception – November 10th from 6 to 8pm
EAST Gallery Hours – November 11, 12, 18, and 19 from 11am to 6pm
Regular Gallery Hours – Saturdays from November 25 – December 9 from 12 to 5pm