Gary LaPointe Jr.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Faculty Sponsor: Frances Whitehead
(Rolled Trash Can, Circle Drawing)
Polished city trash can, graphite and rust
96 x 96 x 30".
My work questions social and political infrastructures
within the urban construct and how they
are defined or transformed by individuals. I investigate
frameworks of value in relation to the function
of material objects, systems of circulation,
and models of architectural models. Through displacement
and intervention, I collect objects that
locate failure within design and belief systems,
raising questions of authority and authenticity.
My work seeks to re-articulate the materiality
that compromises an object, allowing for new