Redefining the typical notion of collage as cut-up-paper-on-paper, the exhibition Step Right In brings together the diverse work of contemporary artists who refigure the relationships among their artwork, their perception, and their experience, while asking their audience to do the same. The boundary between art and everyday life is blurred as works on paper, sculpture, and even the viewer’s own physical actions become integral components of the overall collaged environment. Step Right In features works by artists Wangechi Mutu, David Wojnarowicz, Erwin Wurm, Carolee Schneeman, Romare Bearden, Matthew Buckingham, Julie Henson, Emily Roysdon, and Bruce High Quality Foundation among others.
Curator Ariel Evans is a PhD candidate in Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. She holds an MA in Art History from The University of Texas at Austin, as well as a BA in Art History from the University of Maryland. Evan’s research focuses on the history of photography and post-war American art. She is founder and editor of Pastelegram, an innovative online and print-based arts publication.