Objects and Everyday Goods, a group exhibition currently showing at Mike Weiss Gallery, features works by Michael Brown, Tom Fruin, Cameron Gray, Liao Yibai, Michael Zelehoski, and Adam Parker Smith that explore the aesthetic potential of vernacular material across a broad spectrum of social and cultural contexts. The exhibition aims to excite a more inclusive understanding of the creative process – one that uproots the hierarchical bedrock segregating the conceptual and physical craftsmanship of the art object.
In Objects and Everyday Goods, nothing is hidden. There is no requisite, quasi-mystical quest for meaning. So instead of looking within the piece, one must look at it – for idea and object are unified; and art is the inextricable entanglement.