Visitor-Made: David Gilbert


Aug. 18, 2016, 4pm to 7pm

Office/Remote Location

Museum Lobby


David Gilbert reimagines everyday found objects—paint sticks, string, scraps of fabric, and other thrifted treasures—into playful, beautiful, precariously-composed sculptures. These delicate installations are then commemorated in monumental photographs, teasing our pre-conceived notions of permanence and worth. The Barrick invites visitors to create their own temporary mixed media sculptures and installations inspired by Gilbert’s work on view in “FIVE”. Your creations will be photographed—with backdrop and spotlights!—and shared on social media for an audience to admire. The museum will supply the materials, just bring yourself and your imagination.

ABOUT VISITOR-MADE: Visitor-Made occurs the third Thursday of every month, starting at 4 p.m. Look around the galleries, then participate in either a group or individual art-making project. Projects vary monthly and are free and open to the public. 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Five (May 20 - September 10, 2016) Five features paintings, sculptures, videos, installations, and photographs from contemporary artists based in LA and New York. Materiality, attitude, and wit tie their work together, as well as their past participation in the ongoing UNLV Artist-in-Residence Program.


Image Credit: Gilbert inspired photograph made by DK Sole

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Suggested voluntary contribution:
$5 for adults;
$2 for children and seniors


Museum Hours:
Mondays - Fridays: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursdays until 8 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Sundays and state and federal holidays

Contact Information

Marjorie Barrick Museum

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External Sponsor

UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum