SUBSTRATE AT BMOCA
Shifting our gaze from the walls to the floor, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art’s new exhibition Substrate makes visible the surfaces and systems that guide how we interact with our surroundings. The seven site-responsive installations facilitate conversation about roles of the artist, museum, visitor, art, and architecture.
Encouraged to physically challenge the structure of the museum, the Substrate artists have created works that conceptually subvert the institutional framework as well. Taking different approaches, the artists have cut, covered, scraped, scratched, pushed, pulled, and transformed the floors. Their installations penetrate the museum’s surface, summon ghosts of our past, and peel back layers of history.
Substrate features work by Theresa Anderson, Adam Bateman, Graham Eschen & Aaron Miller-Rehm, Rosane Volchan O’Conor, Cheryl Pope, Robbie Rowlands, and Michael Theodore. For more info visit, BMoCA.org.
Below: Robbie Rowlands, if this light can hold, 2015, site-specific installation for BMoCA. Photo by Ascended Lens Visuals.