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Artist and ArtLab Interns Take On The Consumer-Driven Society

PlatteForum proudly presents Mechanical Voids by Jessica Forrestal. While in residence, Forrestal collaborated PlatteForum’s ArtLab Interns to complete a site-specific installation inspired by the objects we encounter on a daily basis.

Much of Forrestal's work explores American consumer culture, mass production, consumption, and disposal of objects that are meant to promise functionality and life improvement. The artist riffs off of the authoritative style of a diagram and investigates the intersection of humans, objects, and environment.

About Jessica Forrestal:
Jessica holds a MFA in Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, a MA in Art and Design from University of Northern Colorado and a BA in Art from Colorado State University. Currently, Jessica is an artist-in-residence at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and will begin a residency at Platteforum in Denver this summer. Jessica’s previous residencies include the Children’s Museum of Denver and the Firehouse Art Center in Longmont, Colorado. She was also awarded an opportunity to display her work publicly by a Brooklyn-based non-profit called SaveArtSpace. She has participated in group and solo shows in Brooklyn, New York and in the Denver area.

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