OPENING RECEPTION: POLLOCK GALLERY EXHIBIT
TRIPLE CARBS SOCIETY (THE BUILT-IN KITCHEN OF M. DUCHAMP)
Saturday, Sept. 10 at 1:00 p.m.
The Pollock Gallery of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present the exhibition from September 10 through October 22, 2016. It is the first SMU exhibition curated by Sofia Bastidas as the 2016-17 Pollock Curatorial Fellow.
In the exhibition, Berlin-based artist Marco Bruzzone has created a conceptual constructed space composed of a built-in kitchen resembling a common middle-class American kitchen and a long communal picnic table referencing the furniture of minimalist artist Donald Judd. According to the artist, the work hopes to challenge the security and identity of a new/cheap/kitschy middle-class American dining environment with what might be its direct opposite – minimalist references that by default clash with the American middle-class notion of art. Bruzzone focuses on merging daily life activities and artistic practice, offering the spectator a moment of reflection on the domestic space and its function as a “readymade” (a term coined by French artist Marcel Duchamp around 1913 to indicate an everyday object that has been selected and designated as art).
The Pollock Gallery is located on the first floor of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St. on the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas. New gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.