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Sep 22
Oct 23

M.M. Murdock: Welcome to the Wigglestick

M.M. Murdock: Welcome to the Wigglestick

Presented by Utah Museum of Contemporary Art at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

The Wigglestick Pretend Co. is an imaginary skateboard company, fictional storefront, and ongoing art project created by the artist M.M. Murdock, and started as an homage to, what Murdock describes as, “a silly wooden toy that has shaped so much of my life.” Fashioned from found objects and discarded pieces of wood, Murdock creates handmade skateboard decks, trucks, wheels, and various other parts. The boards fluctuate between painting and sculpture, functional and non-functional, and like a skateboarder thinks about obstacles in a city, Murdock draws on a variety of materials, seeing potential beyond their intended use.

The project exists both in the store front and online, through humorous social media posts, which has grown a following of supporters and brand loyalists, dubbed “The Wigglestick Make Believe Club for Non-Fictional Members.” Murdock’s tongue-in-cheek fictional store and online platform both pokes fun at established norms, and the commodification of objects, in the art and skateboarding world alike, while nodding to artists like Claes Oldenburg and Keith Haring, who made similar “stores” for people to experience their work.

Admission Info

Admission to the museum is free, with a suggested $8 donation

Phone: 8013284201

Email: communications@utahmoca.org

Individual Dates & Times *

  • September 22, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • September 23, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • September 24, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • September 25, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • September 29, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • September 30, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • October 01, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • October 02, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • October 06, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • October 07, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • October 08, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • October 09, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • October 13, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • October 14, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • October 16, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • October 20, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • October 21, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • October 22, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • October 23, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)

Location Info

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
20 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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