Zero Sum Sitting by Jack Pavlik
Zero Sum Sitting by Jack Pavlik
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Jack Pavlik ’12, MFA, is one of two featured artists in Manual Transmission: Second Gear

The artists in this exhibition consider how unprecious objects, materials, and systems that we interact with every day take on meaning for us, affecting our behavior, our actions, and our emotions. Pavlik's work looks at how people react to systems that exist to modify behavior, altering and re-contextualizing simple objects to create interactive sculptural performances that examine competition, confinement, and displacement.

Pavlik's artistic practice is all about movement. Whether it is a computer programmed mechanical object with a life of its own or repurposed piece of institutional furniture being used in a performative video, his work continually pairs distinct forces and objects in portrayals of competition and coexistence. His most recent body of work is an examination of how people react to systems that exist to modify behavior, how space is manipulated and how it manipulates us, provoking discussions about change, instability, and unease in people’s lives.

Manual Transmission: Second Gear
July 13–22
Opening reception: July 13, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

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