Manuf®actured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects introduces a provocative new class of objects emerging from the permeable edges of art, craft and design. The exhibition highlights works from fifteen international artists who appropriate manufactured products to create sculptural works and installations of all sizes and scales. If you live in Portland, I urge you to see it!
Laura Splan, Trousseau (Negligee #1), 2007; Facial peel, machine embroidery
Dominic Wilcox, War Bowl – Battle of Waterloo, 2002; Melted plastic army soldiers; Courtesy of Thorsten Van Elten Ltd., London
Devorah Sperber, After Warhol, 2008; 698 spools of thread,
stainless-steel ball chain and hanging apparatus, clear acrylic
sphere, metal stand
Livia Marin, Ficciones de un uso, 2004; 2,214 lipsticks