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PROJECT 5: Stranger Than Function
November 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - December 20, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Project 5: Stranger Than Function
November 7- December 20, 2014
Artist & Curator Conversation
Saturday, December 13, 5-6 p.m.
Saturday, December 13, from 5-6 p.m: Chris Vorhees and Matt Lynch will discuss their involvement in public art projects since the late 1990’s. Working under their own names and also with SIMPARCH, their experiences have ranged from site specific installations, commissions, permanent works and temporary works for public institutions and commercial enterprises. Their presentations will be followed by a conversation guided by curator, Yasmeen Siddiqui.
Project 5: Stranger Than Function, is an exhibition of objects by Matt Lynch and Chris Vorhees, who have been collaborating for more than two decades innovating forms that invite audiences to look closely at the ways materials and objects infuse our quality of life.
Lynch and Vorhees met in art school at Ball State, Indiana in 1989, where through their participation in informal collaborative events and art activities they realized their shared sense of humor, Midwestern sensibility, and interest in sculptural materiality, woodworking and furniture. By 2000, they had begun collaborating on projects that have captured the attention of critics and curators interested in the analysis of installation art, art in public spaces, and art as social practice.
For Project 5, Lynch and Vorhees pepper Zephyr Gallery with a set of objects that challenge prevailing notions about style and consumption. Some of the objects are made collaboratively, while others (most) are individual projects. These parts make up the whole exhibition, bringing into sharp focus a confluence of moments when domestic space is rendered absurd by our voracious appetite for style, an insatiable love of consumption, and the intrinsically beautiful gestures of the DIY movement.