Fitchburg Art Museum

On view from February 9 – June 1, 2014

Exhibition Catalog

Opening Reception: February 9th, 1-3PM

Don't let the exhibition title fool you...things are about to get funny at FAM this winter, seriously funny! Jeffu Warmouth: NO MORE FUNNY STUFF is a mid-career retrospective featuring the puns, parody, and absurdist humor of a beloved New England contemporary artist. Whether riffing on fast-food courts, Spaghetti Western cinema, or concepts of monotony and ennui in our tech and media-savvy society, Warmouth's photographs, videos, and installations wittily demonstrate the transformative nature of the mundane in our everyday lives.

This exhibition is made possible thanks to a wonderful pilot collaboration between FAM and Fitchburg State University during the 2013-14 academic year. FAM is proud to partner with the students, faculty, and staff of Fitchburg State and looks forward to a future of exciting partnerships in the years to come.

This exhibition is organized by Associate Curator Mary M. Tinti with major contributions by the students of Rob Carr's Document Design courses at Fitchburg State University. 

This exhibition has been supported by the Louise I. Doyle Exhibition Fund and a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust.

Exhibition Programs:

Three Heads are Better Than One!
Sunday, February 9th, 2PM
Sunday, March 23rd, 3:30PM
Sunday, April 13th, as part of a Meet The Artist event, 1-3PM

Warmouth will treat FAM visitors to live performances of his latest work, Three Heads are Better Than One. Fun and laughs guaranteed!

Exclusive Members-Only Evening
Wednesday, February 26th, 5:30-7:30PM

Enjoy a glass of wine, mingle with other FAM members, and be among the first to learn all sorts of great insider tidbits about the exhibition from FAM's Associate Curator. The event is free, but please RSVP to Janice Goodrow.

Curator's Tour
Thursday, March 6th, 4:30PM

Are you new to video and performance art, or would you like to know more about this exhibition? Join Associate Curator Mary Tinti for insights into Jeffu Warmouth's creative processes and sense of humor, and laugh while you learn!

Teacher Workshop: Humor in Art
Thursday, March 13th, 4:00-6:00PM

Lighten up and laugh with us! Take a guided tour of Jeffu Warmouth: NO MORE FUNNY STUFF with Associate Curator Mary Tinti, then brainstorm lesson ideas with your peers and Director of Education, Laura Howick. Light refreshments and PDPs provided. $7M, $10NM. Please register at FamilyID.

Meet the Artist!
Sunday, April 13th, 1:00-3:00PM

Curious about the man behind the cymbals? Join Jeffu Warmouth for a lively discussion of his work. Free with Museum admission.

Jeffu Warmouth, No More Funny Stuff (4-Way Cymbal Monkey), performance video, 4 minutes, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.