Held in conjunction with the exhibition of The Temporary Institute of Emancipated Objects, curated by Cortney Stell in the Philip J. Steele Gallery on the RMCAD campus, a panel of artists exhibited in the show participated in a panel discussion on the importance of failure in the practice of art-making and everyday life.

Barry Anderson’s single channel non-linear animations are created, in part, from appropriated American advertising images of the 1950s to 1970s. He has exhibited widely in national institutions such as the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Syracuse University, and the Kansas City Art Institute.

Brett Windham’s sculptures and collages are derived from materials found during her walks around New York City. Windham’s works touch on the complexity of ways of seeing our everyday landscapes.

Whitney Lynn’s installation and sculptural works highlight the psychological barriers found in everyday objects. Her works give rise to observations that transcend familiar experience. Lynn holds a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has had several solo shows including Sculptures Involontaires seen at Steven Wolf Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Humberto Duque’s works involve humor, irony, and sinister sharpness, similarly to Duchamp’s ready-mades. His works often proposes some sort of absurd solution for common objects, like a tablecloth listlessly blowing in the wind created by four battery operated fans. Duque’s work has been featured on the Art21 blog and he has had solo exhibitions at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan and the MCO Arte Contemporânea in Portugal, just to name a few.