Museum of Contemporary Art

Selections from the MCA Collection

20 Feb - 28 Nov 2010

© Jim Hodges
The end from where you are, 1998. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, restricted gift in memory of John S. Baran with additional restricted support from the Meta S. and Ronald Berger Family Foundation

February 20 - November 28, 2010

This exhibition features sculptures from the MCA Collection that are made of everyday materials and found objects. The non-traditional materials that comprise these works -- ranging from beads to aluminum cans, from wool to popcorn, from trash to mirrors -- have been transformed into works of art. The inclusion of this diversity of materials, most of it culled from our daily lives, makes clear the flexible nature and communicative potential of contemporary sculpture. Through their materials and their processes, some of the artists in this exhibition use sculpture to explore issues of identity while others employ sculpture to reconsider and reframe the world around us.

The exhibition is co-curated by MCA Pamela Alper Associate Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm and Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow Diana Nawi.