September 5 – November 1, 2014
Opening reception Friday September 5th, 6 – 8 pm
SuttonBeresCuller work Midas-like to transform everyday objects and experience with a trademark joie de vivre not unlike that of Duchamp. However, their appropriation of the everyday is an inversion of the slapstick readymade. Months are spent to transform the replica of the cheap, mass-produced thing into an object of value and desire. Objects such as a toilet plunger, hammer, and squirt bottle of cleaning liquid are each cast in bronze. A bronze disco ball is painstakingly hand-polished to a high shine. Greg Kucera Gallery is pleased to announce our second exhibition of work by Seattle artists SuttonBeresCuller. Working collaboratively with a unified vision since 2000, John Sutton, Ben Beres, and Zac Culler have explored an great variety of media in an effort to bring art experiences to their sometimes unsuspecting audience. Site-specific installations, portable public art environments, performance, photography and sculpture have all played a part in their highly conceptual work designed to engage and invite participation from viewers.
There’s disconcerting madness in the logic of such practice, both for the artist laborers and art consumers. The artists’ time and labor goes into glorification of the disposable object and transforming it into something permanent, forcing a new and different relationship with the mundane.