Tatiana Klusak

Artist Statement: 

I produce objects that don’t fit in. They exude mild uncomfortability, uselessness through contradictions, and dark goofiness. Often they provide overly simple solutions to complex problems. They try too hard. They are destructively earnest.

My recent work addresses the imperfections of the art industry, and the endearing awkwardness of trying to connect with art as a viewer. My work combines historical artifacts with futuristic contemporary items to appear amorphous in time. References include medical equipment, medieval torture devices, relics, sporting goods, faux traditional home décor, and vintage plastic. Some drive the structure and mechanics of my sculptures, while others are directly harvested for parts, textures, colors, and smell.

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.


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