NARS Foundation is pleased to announce Emotional Shorthand, a solo show by residency alumna, Christine Rebhuhn. The exhibition will run from June 8 through June 29 in the NARS Project Space and is curated by Eriola Pira.
Delighting in a wry affinity between objects, Rebhuhn combines things we use everyday in surprising ways. A portmanteau, each piece echoes its own syntax and grammar, in a poetic reciprocity between surfaces and openings. Mundane (and also unexpected) things find linguistic and visual offshoots, resisting synthesis, but maintaining an open passage. With little or no distinction between the found and the fabricated, Rebhuhn’s sculptures create a carefully-crafted reality that is as starkly deadpan as it is rich and sincere.
Christine Rebhuhn (b.1989, Iowa) received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2015, and a BA from Kalamazoo College in 2011. She has recently been awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Elsewhere, NARS Foundation, and Makeshift. Her work has been part of several group exhibitions nationally, and was shown at the Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale in Incheon, Korea in 2015. A solo exhibition of her work opened in Minneapolis in the summer of 2017 at SooVAC, and was supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.