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?Austin Swearengin 'Nothing of Work & Worries' 2015

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MAEP: Austin Swearengin

Daily from July 21-Oct. 30
Time Varies
Art, Museums

Since receiving his BFA in sculpture from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Austin Swearengin has designed and constructed a variety of tables, benches, and other furniture, in which wood, glass, and metal become modern, usable compositions. But he's a sculptor, remember? And in this exhibition, he takes such compositions to fantastical conclusions. Space, structure, and material become exhilaratingly poetic and completely non-functional, except perhaps as a source of meditation on usefulness and art. And that's more than reason enough to check out his show.