EXTRA-ORDINARY THINGS features five artists who regularly transform the ordinary into the extraordinary—engaging with unexpected and often commonly available source materials to construct works that are surprising for their scope and simplicity. Teeming with allusion and wordplay, these objects sustain a certain tension as open/structured, logical/intuitive,playful/thoughtful, as they subvert expectations and suggest greater implications.
Cover image: Colonize, 2015 (detail), by Kiel Johnson All artwork documentation photographs by Jeff Rau, from exhibition in the Earl & Virginia Green Art Gallery.
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Aldrich, Lynn; Fahnestock, McLean; Johnson, Kiel; Lah, Olga; and Roden, Steve, "EXTRA-ORDINARY THINGS" (2016). Exhibition Catalogs. 15.