Jose Krapp An exercise in not perpetual motion / another last stand
November 9 - December 14, 2015
Lecture & reception: Wednesday, November 18
Using common construction materials and hardware --- plywood, extension cords, nuts and bolts - Jose Krapp creates installations and sculptures that are suggestively utilitarian. His escape hatches, fallout shelters, and substations could be the paranoid preparations of a survivalist or a playful reflection on the absurdity of attempting to deny the inevitable by controlling one's immediate surroundings. For this exhibition, Krapp also presents a series of sketches and drawings that map the artist's process of building something out of nothing. Jose Krapp work has been exhibited at El Museo del Barrio and The Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York, NY), Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (San Juan, Puerto Rico), and the Dallas Contemporary (Dallas, TX), among other venues. Krapp lives and works in New York City.