R. Kauff and the Art Lab present some Objects & Objections of this land
“R. Kauff and the Art Lab present some Objects & Objections of this land,” a new exhibition by PlatteForum resident artist, R.Kauff, presents sculptural interventions in familiar objects of use and nostalgia: a surreal sampling of spoons, brushes, folk art, antiques, and hand tools. The exhibition will be the culmination of six weeks of workshops with PlatteForum’s ArtLab high school interns, and the unveiling of a new large scale work, “A Brief History of Presidential Smiles.” The exhibition will open Thursday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m.
Focusing on reimagining hand tools of the future as a way to explore the relationship between object, body, material, and agency, Kauff proposes sculptural objects that seek to disrupt dominant historical narratives. During Kauff’s residency at PlatteForum, ArtLab interns worked closely to discuss the history of manifestos, and how they may become actualized in a discrete hand-made object. Kauff’s own work will be shown alongside the “tools” of the high school interns, which range in purpose from hastening graduation to facilitating better vision.
The opening reception for “R. Kauff and the Art Lab present some Objects & Objections of this land” is free of charge and open to the public. The exhibition runs for three days only, through March 3rd, 2018.