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Mani-facture is an exhibition of new work made during the last seven weeks as Artist-in-Residence at the Visible Futures Lab (VFL). VFL is the digital fabrication lab for graduate art and design students at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Mani-facture refers to the altered relationship of the artist’s hand to the process of making when using software-instructed machinery, in this case a CNC Machine. If the hand usually informs an intuitive exchange with materials, here intention, planning, and result are positioned at a precise remove. The work incorporates the intentional and unintentional uses of MDF in the Lab by students and staff as a primary material for sculptural drawings. The traced textures, embedded lines, and assembled surfaces suggest an immediacy between idea and mechanized execution.



April 28 - May 19th, 2017


Visible Futures Lab

School of Visual Arts

132 W. 21st St btwn 6th & 7th Ave.

New York, NY 10011

M-F 10a-11p, S-S 12-6p


Artist-in-Residence Lecture: