Objective Art

Part Object Part Sculpture is the new and novel exhibit that features artistic luminaries like Marcel Duchamp, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Gober and Josiah McElheny.

Occupying all galleries of the newly renovated Wexner Center, Part Object Part Sculpture includes major art pieces dating back to World War II, many of which are on loan from public and private collections in the United States and abroad.  

 “Part Object Part Sculpture is an intellectually provocative and erotically charged exhibition that will place the sculptural practice of the last half-century in an entirely new light,” says Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin.  “I believe this exhibition will aptly and exquisitely engage both the physical territory of the building and the conceptual territory of the Center’s mission.”

A special feature of this exhibit is the installation of a 12x15 sculpture of blown glass and metal, commissioned by the Wexner Center and created by McElheny. The brightly illuminated sculpture, hung just six inches off the floor, maps the expansion of the universe after the Big Bang and was created during McElheny’s yearlong artist’s residency and was part of a collaboration with The Ohio State University’s Department of Astronomy.  “The work was ten times more complicated to manufacture than either of us had imagined,” says McElheny of his piece that brings together art and science in an extraordinary manner.

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