Kate Rusek
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With her sculpture and installations made from landfill bound home goods, consumer cast offs, and materials past their useful lives, Kate Rusek explores the idea of abundance and waste as they contrast between society and the natural environment. Discarded plastic, metal and textile represent the quagmire of obsolescence while her making practice begins with the idea that nature creates no waste. The artist takes the role of waste processor and the studio as artificial ecosystem. Inspired by biological forms, process and formula determine her practices discovering order from chaos, beauty from garbage. Like works by El Anatsui and Tara Donovan, Kate's pieces encourage the viewer to contemplate the countless interactions embedded in materials. The processes that created the object prior to any artist interaction is acknowledgement of incremental and anonymous producers that on a micro scale tell a macro story of a globalized landscape. She holds dual BFAs from the University of Miami and a MA from Savannah College of Art and Design

Location
New York, ny
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57 Months
57 Months
glass, copper, cupro-nickle, 2010
I Thought I Could Just Take This
I Thought I Could Just Take This
wool, mixed off-cuts, plastic, 2015
Blind Adjustment 4
Blind Adjustment 4
reclaimed aluminum, 2015
Absence of Body
Absence of Body
steel, nylon monofil, 2006
Untitled Composition II
Untitled Composition II
reclaimed martial arts belts, brass, reclaimed cotton cord, polyester, 2015
Blind Adjustment 5, 6, 7
Blind Adjustment 5, 6, 7
Reclaimed aluminum, 2015
Come On Ladies Now Lets Get Information
Come On Ladies Now Lets Get Information
Wood, steel, pvc birth control envelopes, 2016
Blind Adjustment (1, 2, 3, 2.0)
Blind Adjustment (1, 2, 3, 2.0)
reclaimed aluminum, acetate, plastic, nylon, PVC free adhesive fabric, 2016
Untitled (reef study)
Untitled (reef study)
reclaimed wood and plastic, 2016
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