Several photographs from UnNatural History are part of Just the Facts in the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design’s Frederick Layton Gallery, January 9 – March 4, 2017.
Opening Reception: Winter Gallery Night, Friday, January 20, 5 – 9 p.m.
Just the Facts brings together a group of artists whose work is a commentary on the exhibition space, and its engineered experience as factual. Exhibits are often assumed – both artistically and scientifically – to present their materials in a neutral, dispassionate manner. Just the Facts focuses on the politics and perspectives below the surface of an exhibition’s diverse levels of cognitive experience.
Artists Beauvais Lyons, Diane Fox and Jennifer Angus take a narrative approach, referencing traditional museum forms of display, whereas artists Tony Matelli and Mark Dion produce work with a more non-narrative approach, examining the essential visual language and function of exhibitions.