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Metalsmith BenchTalk on BlogTalkRadio with James Thurman

Metalsmith BenchTalk on BlogTalkRadio with James Thurman

My Guest this Thursday, January 26th at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk is James Thurman, metalsmith, artist, and Assistant Professor: College of Visual Arts & Design at the University of North Texas. We'll discuss his recent excursion to Turkey, as well as his work at UNT, and his ongoing installation project that takes form as a fictitious museum.  Bio: Fascinated with how the method of presentation and display affects the perception of the object, my recent work uses the format of a natural history museum as a vehicle for cultural critique.  In my “Ancient Artifacts of the 21st Century” installation, I use objects of my own creation as the subject for a fictitious future’s misinterpretation. All objects included in the exhibition are comprised of recycled materials that are based on their implied function, such as a reading chair and lamp made of books, a dining chair made of flatware, and a dining table made of dishes.  Through the humorous misinterpretation of these objects, is