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David Flaugher: Solo Exhibition at MSU Broad

A blue wading pool on a concrete floor

Work by Stamps Lecturer David Flaugher is featured in a solo exhibition at Michigan State University’s the Eli & Edyth Broad Art Museum. The exhibition, on view July 10, 2021 through January 16, 2022, is curated by Georgia Erger.

David Flaugher’s art encourages contemplation of the cultural and emotive power of everyday things. Influenced by the homes and studio spaces he has occupied, as well as his previous jobs at Detroit-based construction companies that clear out the personal items and debris left behind in foreclosed homes, the artist considers the shifting values and associations held by cast-off materials.
For this presentation as part of the Artist Project Series, Flaugher has created new sculptures and paintings that combine objects and imagery of leisure and celebration, such as decorative lights and snowmen, with an aesthetics of abandonment. The sculptural works carry the accumulated traces of human activity, and both draw attention to and disrupt the intended function of the found objects that comprise them. This exhibition focuses on intimate family histories — stories of economic struggles and housing insecurity, but also of celebration and joy — and offers a broader critical perspective on the social, political, and economic structures that frame them.

David Flaugher | Artist Project Series
July 10, 2021 through January 16, 2022
Hours: Friday — Sunday, 12 – 6pm

Eli & Edyth Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University
547 E Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 8844800