Scratch Desk, a collaboration between by Iker Gil and Norman Kelly, is part of the exhibition “Infinite Games: An Extended Invitation” curated by John Preus and Mejay Gula and that runs from October 22 to November 28, 2018.
Scratch Desk explores how to reclaim a disused object. What was originally a student’s desk from a now vacant elementary school, takes on new meaning after its open front steel book box is removed. The collapsed writing surface, now askew and refinished with a standard powder coating, shows the markings of its previous life. The desk is worn but new, scratched but sealed. Still in disuse, since the school to which it belonged no longer exists, the desk combines an archaeological image with a projective one.
Thanks to John Preus and Mejay Gula for including our work in this exhibition.
October 22nd to November 28th
Public Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
AIADO Gallery Hallway
Sullivan Center, 12th Floor
33 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60602