Photo credit: Guido Villalba Portel

Knock Wood, Christine Rebhuhn (New York, NY)
October 2016. Wood column, glass vase, found publications, key.

Knock Wood brings together handcrafted and industrially fabricated objects often found in the peripheries of mundane, American life. Rebhuhn considers the way these objects overlap and find affinity, stretching a line of connection across disparate things and ideas. Language and images become operative materials, using the physical structure of a wooden column to format the experience of reading.

Rebhuhn sees her work as part of a “lineage of surrealism, often with a comedic sensibility.” These displaced objects are absorbed into an arrangement, negotiating nonsense within the deeply logical.


Photo credit: Poulos Rebhuhn