Kevin Osmond's kinetic sculpture Constellation No. 4 is currently showing in an exhibition of 32 works entitled 'Everyday Things' at the RISD Museum of Art until Sunday 24 February, 2013.


Kevin Osmond, Constellation No. 4, 2009, Richard Brown Baker Fund for Contemporary Art

Osmond's Constellation No. 4 is now being shown in a year-long exhibition 'Everyday Things: Contemporary Works from the Collection' at The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), following its recent acquisition by the Richard Brown Baker Fund for Contemporary Art.

'Everyday Things' brings together contemporary works from the collection that depict commonplace objects and imagery, utilize everyday elements in their construction (teabags, fluorescent lights, metal pipes, a bowling ball) or serve as functional artist-made objects, including benches, chairs, and light fixtures. With roots in Pop Art, Photorealism, and design, artists in the exhibition use non-traditional materials and subject matter to transform, repurpose, and represent aspects of everyday life.

The exhibition features 32 works—including sculpture, painting, and prints—from realist paintings from the 1960s and 1970s (Don Eddy, Janet Fish, John Baeder, and Jack Beal), mixed-media works from the 1980s to 2000s (Tania Bruguera, Mike Kelley, Pepón Osorio, Carrie Mae Weems, and B. Wurtz), and recent acquisitions to the collection (Leidy Churchman, Jim Drain, Kevin Osmond, Rob Pruitt, and Jessica Stockholder). 

Constellation No. 4 is a kinetic hanging sculpture of interconnected starbursts, which have been built intuitively to resemble a celestial cluster.

Situated on the historic East Side of Providence, The RISD Museum is Rhode Island’s leading museum of art, housing a collection of 84,000 objects of international significance. Created in 1893, it is southeastern New England’s only comprehensive art museum and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. 

'Everyday Things' runs from Friday 13th April 2012 through to Sunday 24th February 2013. For details about the exhibition, visit: