The Ordinary Expands-an exhibition featuring the work of seven artists who explore the familiar and everyday through the metamorphosis of mundane material-will be presented at Goucher College’s Silber Art Gallery from Tuesday, November 9, through Sunday, December 12.

This exhibit, which is free and open to the public, can be viewed Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. An artists’ reception will be held Thursday, November 18, at 6 p.m. in the Silber Art Gallery in the Athenaeum. Call 410-337-6477 for more information.

By presenting mass-produced disposable objects in unusual contexts, each artist’s work is familiar, yet strange. Their individual ideas and expressions influence their material choices. All the pieces create seductive visual statements, and while some speak of the minimalist and formalist legacy and are purely visceral, others speak of the temporality of art and culture. Regardless of their language, each artist transcends their materials and proves that there is beauty in ordinary simplicity.