"We kind of conceived this idea for a show that was initially a little sillier," Miller says. "It was going to be pools of wet paint in the doorway and things that are humorously poking at the nature of gallery exhibition. We looked for work that challenged traditional roles of viewership."
Kathrine Worel's "If They Have No Bread Then Let Them Eat Cake"
photo courtesy of Ryan Peter Miller
The work, which features video, sculpture, and conceptual pieces, was chosen from a nation-wide casting to find pieces that fit the dangerous and hard-to-look-at theme. The pieces invite the viewer to touch, hear and even lick. (See Kathrine Worel
's "If They Have No Bread Then Let Them Eat Cake
" to get in on that action.)
Artists include: William Andrews, Janet Braun-Reinitz, Robert Derr, Peter Emerick, Gratuitous Art Productions, Dana Hemenway, Elizabeth Morisette, Aaron Nicholson, Laura Pawson, Evan Pomerantz, Marco Rosichelli, Thomas Sturgill, Dan Szymanowski, Matthew Wilson, and Katherine Worel.
If you plan to attend, be mindful of the time, which is a work in itself:
Opening reception, Feb. 4, 5:49-6:16 p.m., 6:19-7:43 p.m., 7:44-8:46 p.m., 8:51-9:01 p.m.,
9:05-9:59 p.m., 10:01-10:03 p.m., 10:05-10:07 p.m., 10:09-10:59 p.m.
Closing reception, Feb. 25, 6:01-7:31 p.m., 7:37-8:23 p.m., 8:24-9:47 p.m., 9:50-9:54 p.m.,
9:55-9:58 p.m., 9:59-10:11 p.m., 10:13-10:20 p.m., 10:24-10:28 p.m., 10:30-10:40 p.m., 10:44-10:45 p.m., 10:48-10:57 p.m.