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Staniar Gallery Presents “An Exercise in Not Perpetual Motion,” an Exhibit by Jose Krapp

— by on November 4th, 2015

Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery is pleased to present “An Exercise in Not Perpetual Motion/Another Last Stand,” an exhibit by Brooklyn-based artist, Jose Krapp. The show will be on view Nov. 9–Dec. 14.

Krapp will give an artist’s talk on Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall. The lecture will be followed by a reception for the artist. Both are free and open to the public.

Using common construction materials and hardware, including 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.

His work has been exhibited at El Museo del Barrio in New York; The Bronx Museum of the Arts in the Bronx, New York; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and the Dallas Contemporary in Dallas, among other venues.

Staniar Gallery is located on the second floor of Wilson Hall, in Washington and Lee University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. For more information, please call (540) 458-8861.

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