Gabriel Kuri A satisfied consumer, 2008 Modular tables, blue felt, bits of washed down soap 29 1/2 x 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City

August 28 – November 13, 2010 – Blaffer Art Museum

Over the past decade, Gabriel Kuri has concentrated on making sculptures and collages that zealously rummage through the detritus of material consumption. Both his objects and images are often created from the residue of monetary exchanges and the consumed goods that the artist collects on a daily basis. Kuri is a material archivist who extracts visual and linguistic value from the tracking systems, retail supplies, and trivial marketing mechanisms that constitute our daily lives. Organized by Director and Chief Curator Claudia Schmuckli, Kuri’s exhibition at Blaffer Art Museum is a ten-year survey presented in conjunction with the celebration of the Mexican Bicentennial. Gabriel Kuri lives and works in Mexico City and Brussels, Belgium.

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