Kori Newkirk


Opening last night at LAXART in Los Angeles is a new exhibition titled RANK by LA-based artist Kori Newkirk. The artist has produced a series of diverse art works that is centered on ideas and practices connected to ‘political theater.’ A podium with highly reflective microphones resting upon it serves as a device to create dialogue in the realms of sculpture, the spectacle, and our current political climate. Newkirk received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993 and his MFA from the University of California, Irvine in 1997. Recent exhibitions include a 10-year retrospective that is currently on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art and solo exhibitions at The Project, New York (2006), MC, Los Angeles (2006), the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2005), and Locust Projects, Miami, Florida (2005).