TK, 2008

Corian
30 x 24 x 50 inches

'TK' is a life-size, upside-down US presidential lectern made of white Corian, a synthetic stone that appears seamless when honed. Mute and somewhat unfamiliar--it could be an abstract sculpture, an empty pedestal, or a quarry block--it nonetheless intimates the cacophony of potential political speech. Befitting this notion of potential, the title is the letter pair that writers use as a placeholder for details they do not yet have; it is a bastardization of "to come."

'TK' was produced for the exhibition 'MetroPoles, Culture in Action,' curated by Heng-Gil Han and Jose Ruiz at the Jamaica Center for the Arts, which required a first set of artists to produce objects or actions that a second and third set then altered, augmented, or destroyed. 'TK' was part of the first phase, and was subsequently transformed by Jason Eisner and Jason Balicki.
TK, 2008
TK, 2008
TK, 2008
TK, 2008