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Artist Josh Kline

January 25, 2017

We'll welcome Josh Kline, sculptor, video and installation artist to kick off his Rankin-Residency with a lecture, free and open to the public, at 6PM in the URBN Annex on Tuesday, January 31. Kline produces works in such varied media as living bacteria cultures, refrigerated display cases, and 3D printed objects focusing on the way technology affects politics, labor and humans. His works can be found in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art and has been exhibited at the New Museum, MOMA/PS 1, the Hirshorn Museum, Modern Art Oxford and the Portland Art Museum.

Kline’s sculptural works are based on the idea of ‘sampling,’-- borrowing and remixing forms and imagery, in particular through the use of 3D scanning and printing technologies. His interest in the ways digital technology is shaping the creative process and our lives as a whole makes his ideas relevant to disciplines across the entire Westphal College. After his talk Tuesday evening, Kline will spend the next two days participating in Studio Art classes that are working on projects which deal with sampling and digitally remixing objects, elements and some of the central ideas found within in Kline’s practice.

This Rankin Scholar in Residence was organized by Art & Art History Professor, Lewis Colburn.  

The Rankin Scholar-in-Residence award, established in 2006 to honor former Westphal Dean Marjorie Rankin, brings to campus noted individuals who excel in fields related to media arts and design. The award is funded through continuing donations of her friends and colleagues with the goal of inspiring students, stimulating faculty, invigorating the professional field and aiding in the development of the college. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Arial; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

Photo: Joerge Lohse. Installation view, Unemployment, 47 Canal, New York. Courtesy the artist and 47 Canal, New York.