Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Divine soap by Matt Nichols exhibited in restrooms @DePaulArtMuseum

Matt Nichols: SomethingDivine September 15 – December 18 / 2016
ILLINOIS--Exhibited in the museum’s public restrooms, Matt Nichols's “Something Divine” addresses the subversion of the DePaul Art Museum’s gallery space through the presentation of hand-carved white soap and embroidered hand towels made by the artist. The duality of the work’s high/low nature raises questions concerning traditional art value, faith, and ritual as they relate to utilitarian and metaphoric uses. Built in 2011, the museum presents four to six temporary exhibitions per year and houses a permanent collection of more than 3,000 objects with strengths in international modern and contemporary art. Check out Matt Nichol’s work in the 2nd floor bathrooms until December 18, 2016. ⠀