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Lost and Found


Jim Hodges, The End From Where You Are, 1998. Silk, cotton, polyester, and thread; 16 x 16 ft. (4.9 x 4.9 m). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, restricted gift in memory of John S. Baran with additional restricted support from the Meta S. and Ronald Berger Family Foundation, 1999.4

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

Tony Cragg, Red Bottle, 1982. Plastic objects; 108 x 33 x 3 in. (274.3 x 83.8 x 7.6 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, Gerald S. Elliott Collection, 1995.33

Photo © MCA Chicago


UPDATE: The Selections from the MCA Collection exhibition has been refreshed with the new title, Lost and Found, and several new works have been added.

This exhibition features sculptures from the MCA Collection that are made of everyday materials and found objects. The non-traditional materials that comprise these works—ranging from beads to aluminum cans, wool to popcorn, trash to mirrors—have been transformed into works of art. The inclusion of this diversity of materials, most of it culled from our daily lives, makes clear the flexible nature and communicative potential of contemporary sculpture. Through their materials and their processes, some of the artists in this exhibition use sculpture to explore issues of identity while others employ sculpture to reconsider and reframe the world around us.

The exhibition is cocurated by MCA Pamela Alper Associate Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm and Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow Diana Nawi.