Mechanical Voids – NEW work by Resident Artist Jessica Forrestal and ArtLab Interns

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PlatteForum proudly presents Mechanical Voids by Summer 2019 Resident Artist Jessica Forrestal. While in residence, Forrestal collaborated PlatteForum’s ArtLab Interns to complete a site-specific installation inspired by the objects we encounter on a daily basis.

Mechanical Voids by Resident Artist Jessica Forrestal and PlatteForum’s ArtLab Interns
Residency dates: June 3rd – July 25th, 2019
Opening reception: 6-8pm Thursday, July 25th
PlatteForum, 2400 Curtis Street, Denver 80205
Exhibition extended through September 7th
Open in tandem with RiNo CRUSH WALLS
Visit platteforum.org for gallery hours
Free and open to the public

Much of Forrestal’s work explores American consumer culture, mass production, consumption, and disposal of objects that are meant to promise functionality and life improvement. The artist riffs off of the authoritative style of a diagram and investigates the intersection of humans, objects, and environment.

Using the authoritative style of a diagram, I investigate the intersection of humans, objects, and environment. My large hand-drawn installations require intensive labor and crafting as I challenge concepts of quality, disposability and time. During my residency at PlatteForum I will pursue designing and constructing an entire space in which the viewer will be immersed.

About the Artist
Jessica Forrestal holds an MFA in Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, a MA in Art and Design from University of Northern Colorado and a BA in Art from Colorado State University. Jessica recently concluded an artist residency and drawing installation at the Children’s Museum of Denver. She has participated in group and solo shows in Brooklyn, New York and in the Denver area.

Our Resident Artist program is generously supported by OZ Architecture