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September 19, 2004, to January 5, 2005 |

Bottle: Contemporary Art and Vernacular Tradition

The bottle, while asserting timelessness, simultaneously embodies and symbolizes the ephemeral, a perfect marriage of beauty and fragility. The works gathered for this exhibition present the bottle as not only a locus of meaning, but also as an object with intrinsic aesthetic characteristics. In an age increasingly governed by electronic media, these humble containers hold a collective fascination that transcends both time and place.

Joseph Beuys, Dove Bradshaw, Bethany Bristow, Tony Feher, Phil Frost, David Hammons, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Whitfield Lovell, Josiah McElheny, Barry McGee, Sean Mellyn, Maria Porges, Charles Ray, Alison Saar, Claude Simard, and Kiki Smith

Installation Images