Over the years Marianne Mueller has accumulated an archive of photographs taken both at home and on extended journeys. Completely nonhierarchical, the pictures capture whatever strikes the artist’s fancy. In STAIRS ETC, her archive has supplied the copious images of the designed and built world around us. Laid out in double-page blocks and organized by the simplest of categories (from chairs and tables to fountains and pools), the photographs emulate a pseudo-encyclopedic overview of ordinary objects captured with eloquent nonchalance and a discriminating eye for what we tend to write off as irrelevant and insignificant. Mueller invites us on a journey as absurdly comical as it is poetic, where we find ourselves meandering through the miracles and madness of a universe that is chock-full of things.