Thursday, March 10, 2011

Jim Lucio’s Monument to Disposable Pop Culture, “Totems”

Contemporary CaféUnveiling Jim Lucio’s Monument to Disposable Pop Culture, “Totems”
March 12, 2011, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.@
Contemporary Museum100 West Centre Street
Baltimore, MD

Pop culture and coffee will set the mood at the Contemporary Museum’s next Contemporary Café, featuring a cupping hosted by Spro and the unveiling of the museum’s latest New View storefront window installation, “Totems” by artist Jim Lucio.

The installation will explore Lucio’s lifelong fascination with disposable pop culture, hoarding tendencies, and how material things often come to define their owners. The window will be a monument to visual clutter, wrapped with images from Lucio’s personal collection of ephemera, film stills and other visual graphics. Totem poles will be erected from collected materials and found objects including old toys, lamp parts and other pop cultural debris.

Lucio will discuss the newly-commissioned piece during Contemporary Café.

Participation in Contemporary Café is $5 for the general public and is free for members of the Contemporary Museum.

“Totems” will be on display through Sunday, April 3, 2011.

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