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Jason Kraus, Untitled Object 1, 2014, KoskiDecor, toy helicopter, binoculars, books, 18 × 28 × 9 1/4".

Jason Kraus

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Jason Kraus, Untitled Object 1, 2014, KoskiDecor, toy helicopter, binoculars, books, 18 × 28 × 9 1/4".

Titled “Finished Objects,” Jason Kraus’s recent exhibition certainly had a degree of polish, in that the show also incorporated mass-produced artifacts that are “finished” insofar as they have already been manufactured, bought, sold, and sometimes used—but these sculptural groupings are hardly an end point. Rather, they represent just the most recent stage in a system of acquisition, combination, and presentation that extends back to previous bodies of work and seems unlikely to stop with this one. The show’s five pieces, all from 2014, were assemblages of consumer goods encased in shelving units tailored to fit their precise dimensions; the objects themselves have their origins in two of the artist’s earlier projects: his 2013 exhibition “Concrete Form” at Redling Fine Art in Los Angeles, and a never-exhibited student experiment.

In “Concrete Form,” five pairs of pedestals

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