Against the Way Things Go at Gasser Grunnert


NEW YORK, NY.- Everyday, functional objects have been known to transcend utility and enter into heightened subjective relationships with their possessors. Passionate gestures of devotion have ensued with a woman recently marrying the Eiffel Tower and another woman, the Berlin Wall. Art objects refuse to be defined by use value or ownership, but they can inspire collusion with those who made them and those who view them. Against the Way Things Go spotlights the artistic process as having inherently performative qualities and considers the art object as the medium for transference. The selected works resonate with human experience, whereby their makers physically wrestled them into existence, developed elaborate material processes, reincarnated the objects into new contexts, or presented an opening for the viewer to complete the work, resulting in objects that cannot be separated from the gestures of its own making. The