Penelope Umbrico’s Campus Surplus explores the connections between the Modern school and office: the rationalized spaces, tools, and systems that promise efficiency and productivity. The exhibition includes photographs of used copiers, desks, cubicles, and plants collected from liquidation websites, as well as images she has taken in the surplus rooms of college campuses around the country, video projections of a custom-made tile game, materials related to learning products, and a site specific installation drawn from Bennington’s own Buildings and Grounds. Highlighting obsolescence, Campus Surplus points to the production and consumption of ideology in general as much as to the circulation and utility of physical objects.
Tuesday, September 8
6:30pm – 8pm
Tuesday – Saturday, 1:00PM – 5:00PM