Jonathan VanDyke: The Patient Eye
April 5- April 12, 2018
Have you ever wondered who decides what enters a museum’s collection? Or who determines what is on view or in storage? Does it matter if a museum object spends most of its time off view?
Jonathan VanDyke is an internationally recognized visual and performing artist whose pieces often allude to the work week or make reference to commonplace activities, blown up to theatrical proportions. He will explore questions like those above in an upcoming pair of related undertakings. The first is a durational performance, April 5–12, in which the artist will closely scrutinize, over time, 16 handmade “everyday” quilts in the Galleria when the Museum is open to the public.
We invite you to observe the artist’s practice of slow looking and the ritualized process involved in displaying the assortment of bedcovers throughout the week. In addition, VanDyke has selected an eclectic group of little known and rarely seen objects from storage that will be displayed alongside several paintings the artist has created specifically for the Museum. This site-specific installation in the Leebern Gallery runs April 5– June 17, 2018.
This exhibition is generously sponsored by the W.C. Bradley Company with additional support from Marleen De Bode Olivié, Marc Olivié, and the Landrum Educational Endowment Fund.