Artist Jac Leirner says she tries to find a place for things that dont have a place. The Brazil-based artist takes everyday objects like cigarette packs, business cards and plastic bags things that are used for a short time and then destroyed and pulls them out of their usual context, turning them into art. The items become permanent, and what Leirner calls the throwaway product cycle is broken. For Knotted Kilometer, Leirner tied stray pieces of ribbon together and strung them into colorful rows across a wide wall. For Little Lights, she took yards and yards of copper wire and coiled them into a massive sheet; at one end is an electrical plug, at the other is a simple light bulb. See these and other works from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Gallery Talk with CAMH curator Toby Kamps at 6 p.m. January 23. The exhibits on view through March 1. Gallery Sonja Roesch, 2309 Caroline. For information, call 7136595424 or visit www.gallery-sonjaroesch.com. Free.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: Jan. 12. Continues through March 1, 2008
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