This bright, playful exhibition examines our culture's love of luxury, spectacle, shiny things, and our own reflections. Many of the works in Shiny play with the commodity status of art, both embracing and slyly critiquing conspicuous display. You'll watch Andy Warhol's helium-filled Silver Clouds floating sensuously on air currents and see yourself and the Wexner Center's architecture reflected in the shimmering surfaces of Jeff Koons's 10-foot-tall Balloon Dog. Other artists in the exhibition are Rachel Harrison, Jim Hodges, Louise Lawler, former Wexner Center Residency Award recipient Josiah McElheny, Michael Minelli, Mai-Thu Perret, and Kelley Walker. Most of their works were created in the last five years, and Minelli, a sculptor based in Los Angeles, exhibits a new piece commissioned by the Wexner Center specifically for the show. Download interviews with Mike Minelli, Mai-Thu Perret, and Josiah McElheny on the wexTV page. Each artist talks with Helen Molesworth, the Wexner Center's chief curator of exhibitions and the curator of the this exhibition.
Organized by the Wexner Center.
Balloon Dog, 1994–2001
Stainless steel with transparent color coating
121 x 143 x 45 in.
The Broad Art Foundation
Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Early Modernism Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely, 2004
Hand blown mirrored glass objects, chrome metal display, glass, and mirror; ed. 6/8
29 x 24 x 18 in.
Ron and Ann Pizzuti, Columbus, Ohio
Photo courtesy Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
I see a Teddy Roosevelt-shaped thing., 2002
Mirrored acrylic/four panels
Overall: 92 5/8 x 97 1/2 in.
Collection of Gregory Linn and Clayton Press, Philadelphia
Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Light I, 2004
Mirror on canvas
72 in. diameter
Darwin and Geri Reedy
Photo courtesy of the artist, CRG Gallery, New York, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London