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Fixture Project

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Payphone Project NYC, 2006 © Courtesy of the artist & Wisconsin Academy of Arts and Letters - James Watrous Gallery
Fixture Project

June 24th, 2011 - August 7th, 2011
Opening: June 24th, 2011 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.wisconsinacademy.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
kdickerson@wisconsinacademy.org
PHONE:  
608 265 2500
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11-5 Friday & Saturday 11-9 Sunday 1-5 Closed Mondays
TAGS:  
sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Mark Klassen of Milwaukee and Lewis Koch of Madison both create artworks steeped in the politics and uncertainties of life after September 11, 2001. Klassen's Fixture Project, a series of sculptures and serigraphs of commonplace protective devices, reminds viewers that we are surrounded by objects designed to protect us from dangers both real and imagined. Klassen's sculptures are pristine, constructed facsimiles of their "real" counterparts; chilly and sterile, they evoke an unsettling atmosphere that emphasizes their role as protective talismans.