May 2011 Issue
“Music Box Toaster” by Julie Schustack
Julie Schustack (Gardena) holds a BFA from California State University Long Beach and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Recent exhibitions include (F)Utility at Arena One Gallery and End of the World at Biola University Art Gallery. She has also curated show’s including Found Object Found Image at Greenleaf Gallery in Whittier, CA. and Breakdown at Chapman University. Her work incorporates subject matter that revolves around function or the lack there of. Complex constructions of record players, music box innards, cords and wires, vice grips and motor parts combined with delicate ceramic cones are not attempts of musical instruments, but rather reflections on the multitude of various capabilities that all people have.