Artist Lee Walton seeks families for ‘performance piece’ at Cheekwood

In preparation for the new exhibition entitled ‘More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing,’ there will be an open call for participants in Lee Walton’s ‘Noon to One, A Family Will View the Exhibition’ noon to 1 pm each Saturday beginning Sept. 20 at Cheekwood’s Museum of Art.

As part of ‘More Love,’ artist Lee Walton is creating ‘This Saturday from Noon to One, A Family Will View the Exhibition,’ an orchestrated, exhibition-specific piece that blurs the boundaries between real life and performance. Walton will choose 14 families to view the exhibition as naturally as possible throughout the run of the exhibition.
A new ‘family’ will view the exhibition each week of the show.

Each participating family will be documented with a portrait that will not be displayed at Cheekwood. Families participating in the performance will not have to pay Cheekwood admission fees.

“This Saturday from Noon to One, A Family Will View the Exhibition’ frames shares experiences as art, celebrating these moments as actions and gestures of love. This project also commemorates a broad range of what a family can be by asking the simple question, “Who is your family?”

While the performance is a formalized, anticipated, and constructed action, it also provides an ‘actual’ art experience for each participating family as they experience the ‘More Love’ exhibition. In this way,

‘This Saturday from Noon to One, A Family Will View the Exhibition’ combines life and performance, and engages museum viewers by elevating the quotidian into spectacle.
‘More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing’ runs until Jan. 5, 2014 and feature 45 works by contemporary artists that actively engage with love and the many ways it can be expressed in the 21st Century.

For more information, visit <www.cheekwood. org>.