The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting a new exhibition, Object[ed]: Shaping Sculpture in Contemporary Art, with an opening reception being held August 26 at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition will run in UMOCA’s main gallery from August 26 to December 17 and features the work of six regional and international artists. Contrasting architecture and landscape with form and space, curator Rebecca Maksym works to redefine the viewer’s notion of three-dimensionality.
Prior to the opening reception, featured artist Leeza Meksin will be present for a walkthrough of her work in the exhibition. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., Meksin will present her work on the complexities of donning architecture in drag with work made specifically for UMOCA’s interior and exterior areas.
Other participating artists include Olga Balema, Caitlin Cherry, Lizze Määttälä, Tove Storch, and Gili Tal. As a whole, the exhibition hopes to expand ideas on objecthood, using altering materials, space and processes. Presenting linguistics derived from the orthodox medium of structure, traditional structure of culture, history and form will be challenged by new perspectives. Object[ed] is an exhibition in the dualities between production and consumption, objectivity and subjectivity, the exterior and interior.
UMOCA also presents Andrew Rice’s (re)Structured, Berna Reale’s Singing in the Rain, and Cara Krebs’ solo exhibition, Sehnsucht.
Light refreshments will be provided, and beer and wine will be available for $5, and live entertainment will be present. Admission is a suggested $8 donation.