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Michael Rea: Soirée

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© Courtesy of the artist and Elmhurst Museum
Michael Rea: Soirée

150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst , IL 60126
July 8th, 2011 - September 4th, 2011
Opening: July 8th, 2011 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.elmhurstartmuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
info@elmhurstartmuseum.org
PHONE:  
630-834-0202
OPEN HOURS:  
Sunday and Monday - Closed; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Friday FREE 10:00 - 8:00 pm
TAGS:  
sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Michael Rea creates objects that are incongruous with what they intend to represent. Using unfinished wood to create objects as varying as instruments (guitars, drum kits, etc.), fallen space ships, jet skis, and arrays of weaponry, Rea's work takes on hallucinogenic qualities. Fabricating objects in such a delusional manner infuses his work with an undeniable sense of humor and wonder as Rea comments on the temporal nature of pop culture. Finding beauty in fantasy and failure, his sculptures revel in fictitious interpretation and mirage reality.