Nexus: Found Objects

  • Mar 12, 2016 – Jun 11, 2016
  • Gallery 6
Candy Jernigan, "Ten Things That Have Been Run Over 2.23.85", 2-23-1985,
found objects, pencil and rubber stamp on paper. 14 x 28 in. Museum
purchase with funds from the Dillard Fund and Weatherspoon Art Museum
Acquisitions Fund for the Dillard Collection, 2014.

This exhibition illustrates how artists breathe new life into found objects. Each artist started with an item that would not ordinarily be of great interest in its own right, then either added to or reconfigured it. The object’s original meaning or function is thereby replaced by a new, regenerated identity that in turn suggests new implications.

The exhibition is organized by Elaine D. Gustafson, Curator of Collections.

A Weatherspoon Art Museum 75th Anniversary Signature exhibition.

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