“Homage to Domestic Familiarity III”

Turning ordinary objects into art was pioneered by Marcel Duchamp, who in 1917 entered a wall urinal in a Manhattan art competition, signed it “R. Mutt” and titled it “Fountain.” As expected, scandal ensued. Almost a century later, this approach is encouraged by the Anya Tish Gallery with a group exhibition, “Homage to Domestic Familiarity III,” featuring local, regional and international artists working in a variety of mediums. The unifying emphasis is on depicting the mundane, but their artistic approaches and mediums vary widely, including sculpture, video, photography and even crocheted versions of items.

Gallery manager Sarah Ansell said, “The third installment in the “Homage” series brings together a survey of artists that pay tribute to the overlooked vibrancy and character of ordinary objects and household situations — matches, forks, making dinner — staples of modern-day life that are often regarded as too common to be of interest.” Sounds like fun.

There’s an opening reception for “Homage to Domestic Familiarity III” 6 to 8:30 p.m. November 21. Regular gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Through December 27. 4411 Montrose. For information, call 713-524-2299 or visit anyatishgallery.com. Free.
Fri., Nov. 21, 6-8:30 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Nov. 21. Continues through Dec. 24, 2014

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