Installation artist Allison Smith will visit Kansas University as part of the Department of Art Visiting Artist Series, with a public lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Smith is a Brooklyn-based installation artist and sculptor who works with contemporary objects that conjure historical aesthetics, referred to as "authentic reproductions." Smith presents these objects or props in ways that can signify more than the mere appearance suggests. Her creations, which include colonial handcrafts, Civil War memorabilia and 19th-century weapons, are often arranged to change the exhibition space into an area that reflects a historic space or a period room.
Her presentation is free and open to the public, and it will take place at the Spencer Museum of Art.