Cellar Door: Alex DaCorte, Trevor Reese, and Justin Visnesky

Jul 14, 2010 - Aug 1, 2010

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Alex Da Corte, Untitled (Six Plastic Swords and One Hero Settle the Dispute About the Man Who Stole the Milk), 2010, plastic swords, metal sword, 22 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Alex Da Corte, Untitled (Six Plastic Swords and One Hero Settle the Dispute About the Man Who Stole the Milk), 2010, plastic swords, metal sword, 22 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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Although ordinary by definition and arbitrary in meaning, "cellar door" is said to be the most phonetically beautiful combination of words in the English language. Similar to the word pairing, the works in this exhibition are unglorified objects that transcend their original mundanity once recontextualized. In the landscape of a production and consumption based society, artists have taken on the role of editor rather than creator. Through selecting, documenting and ultimately placing objects in an art context, everyday encounters are infused with a new poetic life. In the same way that products are made with a universal purpose for the anonymous individual, the repurposing of these objects provoke shared emotions of desire, longing, and nostalgia.

Cellar Door: Alex DaCorte, Trevor Reese, and Justin Visnesky is curated by Marie Heilich.

Sponsors

General support for the Contemporary’s exhibitions program is generously provided by the Whitaker Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; William E. Weiss Foundation; Nancy Reynolds and Dwyer Brown; Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; Regional Arts Commission; Arts and Education Council; and members of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.