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Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers
Hide and Seek
Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream The Combine
Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, Lower Gallery
Dream The Combine is the creative practice of Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers, based in Minneapolis, MN. Partners in work and life, they create site-specific installations exploring metaphor, imaginary environments, and perceptual uncertainties that cast doubt on our known understanding of the world.
Their work is deeply collaborative, and their studio name speaks to this process. Working with engineer Clayton Binkley and a trusted group of fabricators, they investigate the conceptual overlaps in art, architecture, and cultural theory through structures that disrupt assumed dichotomies and manipulate the boundary between real and illusory space. They are intrigued by forgotten places, sites of transportation, and unpredictable audiences. They consistently seek out spaces on the margins in their work.