Carolyn Kallenborn’s installation work is profoundly rooted in her object-making, her relationship to fabrics and metals, and her engagement with textures and surfaces. It is also inseparable from her concern for justice. Inspired by her involvement with a community of artists and teachers in Oaxaca, Mexico, Kallenborn’s recent series of ofrendas, or altars, are interactive pieces infused with her anguish about political strife, economic injustice, and the barriers to cultural understanding. This exhibition will also include Ausencia, an installation about the deep sense of loss felt by Mexican families whose children have crossed the border to the U.S.
Exhibit at The Design Gallery at the University of Wisconsin
October 11-November 9, 2008
Photos courtesy of carolynkallenborn.com
Text courtesy of The Design Gallery