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Josh Kline, Rankin Scholar
Start Date: 1/31/2017Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 1/31/2017End Time: 8:00 PM

Event Description
Artist Josh Kline will visit the Westphal College on Tuesday, January 31st and Wednesday, February 1st as a Rankin Scholar-in-Residence.

Kline works in sculpture, video, and installation, producing works in media as varied as living bacteria cultures, refrigerated display cases, and 3D printed objects. Kline creates his sculptures by capturing 3D scans of workers, such as Fedex delivery drivers and janitorial staff, while also interviewing them about the nature of their work. Some of these scans are printed in lifelike color, while others have corporate logos and branded imagery remapped over their surfaces. Together, Kline’s sculptures create a disjointed portrait of these largely anonymous workers, questioning the ways in which contemporary capitalism reduces workers to a series of interchangeable functions.

Kline’s use of 3D scanning and printing represents a particularly unique and sensitive approach to the possibilities these technologies offer for art-making.

Kline’s works are held in the Rubell Family Collection and the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. He has exhibited widely both in the US and internationally, at venues including the New Museum, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Germany.

Kline will give a public talk on his work on Tuesday, January 31st at 6pm in the URBN Annex Screening Room.
Contact Information:
Name: Lisa Getz
Email: visco@drexel.edu
URBN Annex Screening Room
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