Rim’s Edge: New Work by Christine Rebhuhn

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Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 29, 6-9pm
Show Runs:
July 29 – August 27, 2017

For Rim’s Edge, Christine Rebhuhn will create sculptural objects that explore the absurdities of word play translated into physical form. Through a sharp observation of visual overlap, her work misaligns mundane and peripheral objects. At a certain moment, she finds an uncanny juncture where things iterate each other formally – as if visual poetry, or a form of deadpan humor. It is a process of uncoupling objects from their reliance on function, and reassigning meaning to unmanageable ends. Rebhuhn works through these ideas sculpturally, allowing the absurd to be the dominant form of communication.

“Laughter, as one of humanity’s most sumptuous extravagances, even to the point of debauchery, stands at the lip of the void, offers us the void as a pledge”– Pierre Piobb, Les Mysteres des dieux (Paris, 1936)

Rebhuhn constructs objects that form illogical pairings yet echo each other visually, asking the viewer to suspend judgment and embrace a new definition. These pairings allow a more intricate narrative to be discovered through language, “normal structure is unbound by a tireless comedic sensibility.” The work becomes both a play on form, and a play on word definitions.  Rebhuhn transforms meaning by knitting together the unexpected. These hybrids will include a pair of vacuum formed headphones and a taxidermy bat, two truck mirrors and ear protection, a clarinet box with cheerios and milk, and a twelve-foot photograph of an albino Burmese python inserted into a clear tube, just to name a few.

Christine Rebhuhn currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Rebhuhn received her MFA in ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art and her BA in studio art and psychology at Kalamazoo College. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including Korea Ceramic Foundation in Incheon, Korea, Cranbrook Art Museum and recently at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She has also been selected for numerous residency programs including Elsewhere, NARS Foundation, and The Vermont Studio Center. This will be her first exhibition in Minnesota.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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