Lauren Skillen
Oct 20, 2014 5:23AM

Robert Rauschenberg was an artist who was not afraid to push the human perception of art. He opened audience’s minds to consider ordinary objects and blank surfaces, actions and movements, as fine art. Rauschenberg challenged human expectations, forcing us to become uncomfortable as we stepped in to his worldview. 

This exhibition is a reflection of that readjustment of the mind. In it’s essence, it is a questioning of convention. It is planted in the belief that when one becomes uncomfortable, their perception changes, even if it is just for a moment. Each piece was carefully selected for the purpose of deconstructing the very notion of art. 

"Unconventional" features artwork by Marina Abramovic`,  Robert Rauschenberg, Marcel Duchamp, Runo Lagomarsino, Robert Morris, Regina Jose` Galindo, and Judith Barry. The exhibit is a culmination of performance art, 2-dimensional art, sculpture, and video art. The curation was made with the intention of displaying it in the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, GA. 

Hopefully, this exhibit will prompt a dialogue rooted in personal discovery. Whether it’s a questioning of intent or a change of perspective, each work should spark a curiosity within the viewer. Maybe even revulsion. I believe Rauschenberg greatly admired these kinds of thinkers, and hopefully the rest of the world will too.

Lauren Skillen