"Cart" at Current Space continues through October, 2011. Read about the exhibition in The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore City Paper.

An excerpt from The Baltimore Sun:

"The concept behind the CART exhibit, which runs through Sept. 4, is as clever as the execution. Organizers took as their cue government statistics showing that the typical American shops for groceries roughly twice a week. In a statement summarizing the show, Current Space co-director Monique Crabbe writes:

Art "remains extraordinarily undervalued by mainstream American society, which is almost solely focused on the seemingly endless cycle of labor and consumption … Current Gallery is positing that art is not optional, but essential ... and it should therefore be considered as fundamental to our daily lives as the products we purchase at grocery stores every week."

Commonly seen objects come in for novel treatment here. The Christmas tree-shaped air freshener that dangles from many a rear-view mirror, for example, is transformed by Pennsylvania artist Vincent Romaniello into a huge, suspended sculpture titled "Bull Deodorizer." It looks like something Andy Warhol might have thought of during his soup can phase."

Above, Bonnie Brenda Scott (Philadelphia), "100 Percent Pure Fantasy Meat".

For more photographs of the show see the previous romanblog2 post.