Tiny fragments of fractured machines, antique medical tools, pill bottles, bleached animal bones. These are some of the ingredients composing the bizarre boxlike found-object sculptures of Chris Caufield, 38. Looking like something outta the Nine Inch Nails music vid "Closer," these kooky contraptions (frequently lighted with neon tubes) evoke an arcane, turn-of-the-20th-century aesthetic, serving as metaphors for Caufield's love of abandoned objects and buildings, as well as the chronic osteopathic condition he's suffered since birth. The Chicago native's wacko works, which have shown previously at the Paper Heart, are influenced by such surrealist assemblage legends as Joseph Cornell and Robert Rauschenberg, and are built inside his small yet meticulously decorated studio, located near 15th Avenue... More >>>