current Exhibition

    John Tinker

    John Tinker, ll Boccia, 2002. Polyester resin and printed wood, 8x10 ½ inches. Collection of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, gift of Carolyn Eason in memory of Don Eason, 2010.009.88.ab.

    Laurie Simmons and Peter Wheelwright

    Laurie Simmons and Peter Wheelwright, manufactured by Bozart Toys, Kaleidoscope House, 2000. Plastic, mixed media, 28x22x28 inches. Collection of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, gift of Sara and David Lieberman, 2001.012.a-ac.

    Ron Jones art

    Ron Jones, Faded Giant, 1991. Mixed media, 59 × 72 x 58 inches. Collection of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Gift of Ellen and Stephen Susman, in honor of Karen Susman, 2003.016.a-l.

[dis]functional: Products of Conceptual Design


May 13 – September 24, 2017

Description

Walk the line between art and design. This exhibition showcases a selection of objects that playfully question the expected utilitarian roles of “good design” and its relationship to art. The works ignore traditional views of mass consumption and emphasize non-essential luxury that straddle the territories of art and design. The beauty of the dysfunctional encourages us to examine the concept and to reconsider the importance of functionality in everyday life.

 

Organized by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.