Rachel Selekman, BGC Library Artist-in-Residence, will give a Brown Bag Lunch presentation on Wednesday, April 3, at 12:15 pm.

She will talk about her work, focusing on how select quotidian objects have been integral to her sculptural oeuvre. Ornamentation, including hand sewing on paper, has been similarly important to her works on paper. Setting the stage for her presentation, she’ll bring in some family heirlooms and show images from her grandparent’s home, where her obsession for “things” began long before her work took form.

Rachel Selekman is a visual artist based in Brooklyn. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Rosemont College in Rosemont, PA, and group exhibitions at the Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn; Marc Straus Gallery, NYC; Brooklyn Academy of Music; Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Berlin; Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA; and Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC; to name a few. Selekman’s work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, Microsoft, the US State Department, and Montefiore Medical Center. Commissioned pieces can be found at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and the Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. Her catalogue, Rachel Selekman: Making Connections, which surveys her sculpture and works on paper,was published in 2014. Selekman received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received a full-tuition scholarship. www.rachelselekman.com.