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Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back NICK CAPASSO, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Joining him is artist RACHEL PERRY WELTY, whose first large scale solo show 24/7 is on view at the deCordova until April 24. Rachel’s work has been described as obsessive, or minimalist combined with Pop. But her work defies easy categorization. She has created complex and beautiful art from the tiny scraps of our lives like twist ties, cereal boxes or fruit labels. Other works use voice mail as a take off for karaoke, or thousands of bread ties are woven to form intriguing sculptures. She has done marathon documentation projects on Facebook and has an ongoing work de-accessioning objects from her own home, documenting that process, and now de-accessioning that documentation. It is a rich body of work concerned with issues like language, systems, consumerism and information overload. For more information on the deCordova and Rachel Perry Welty’s exhibition, go to: http://www.decordova.org/art/exhibition/rachel-perry-welty-247 .