Exhibition Opening Reception: Perchance to Dream: The Art of Michael Peoples

Perchance to Dream: The Art of Michael Peoples

Exhibition Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.

The Muskegon Museum of Art will present Perchance to Dream: The Art of Michael Peoples June 21 through September 16, 2018. Michael Peoples creates cast wax sculptures of pop culture objects and icons. His intensely colored objects celebrate nostalgia and kitsch, translating cartoon character Halloween buckets, honey bear bottles, garden ornaments, and the like into entrancing, candy-like sculptures and installations. Perchance to Dream is a gallery installation featuring hundreds of cast circus peanuts, an iconic childhood sweet. Towering structures of stacked casts of the equally iconic honey bear bottle punctuate a carpet of multi-colored peanuts in the installation. The public is invited to a free reception on the opening evening of the exhibition, Thursday, June 21, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.

MMA Senior Curator Art Martin comments, “Michael Peoples is inspired by a love for the oddities of American culture, from roadside attractions and molded plastic collectibles to images of the Last Supper mounted on log plaques. The fantastical landscape of Perchance to Dream, a field of brilliantly colored circus peanuts broken by towering columns of similarly hued honey bear bottles, is in homage to the artist’s grandparents and the time he spent in their home as a child. The installation is a captivating tribute to American kitsch, of mass-production, repetitive and time-consuming labor, and the sugary joys of childhood. Guests are invited to explore this playful blend of mass-production, repetitive and time-consuming labor, and the sugary joys of childhood in an installation that transforms how the gallery is perceived.”

Event Properties

Event Date 06-21-2018 5:30 pm
Event End Date 06-21-2018 8:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
Location
Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440, USA
Muskegon Museum of Art
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