Devices for Filling a Void, an exhibition of work by Lauren Kalman, combines jewelry with forms of reconstructive surgical devices that are used to hold the flesh in place as it heals. Through the use of the semiotics of gold, this work visualizes the aesthetic, social, and ethical implications of the medicalization of beauty, adornment, and sexuality.
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography and performance. Through her work she investigates beauty, adornment, body image, and the built environment. Raised in the Midwest, Kalman completed her MFA in Art and Technology from the Ohio State University and earned a BFA with a focus in Metals from Massachusetts College of Art.
Opening Reception: January 24th, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.