Artist Judith Klausner and curator Sarah Freeman discuss (de)composed, an exhibit in which Klausner presents meticulously crafted versions of items commonly thought of as ruined, working primarily with a type of clay often relegated to the status of a children’s craft product. The work reflects Klausner’s journey to reframe her life as a disabled person.
Judith Klausner is a Somerville, Massachusetts, artist with a love for small, intricate, and overlooked things. She received her degree in studio art from Wesleyan University in 2007 after constructing her thesis primarily out of insects, and she has since continued to search the details of her surroundings for inspiration. Her experience of invisible disability and chronic pain plays an integral role in how she views the world and creates art. Her work has been featured in Harper’s, Reader’s Digest, the Huffington Post, and NPR, and exhibited in venues internationally, including the Susquehanna Art Museum, Museum of Natural History, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, and the Boston Children’s Museum.
This is an in-person event.
ADMISSION: FreeSpace is limited. Registration recommended.