Room tiled with worn keyboard keys

Sarah Frost's 2010 "QWERTY" installation at NYC's PPOW gallery was a pair of beautiful, overwhelming walls of keyboard keys, shrived from the keyboards and tiled from floor to ceiling.

This will be SARAH FROST's first time exhibiting in New York. Like Munson and Robson, Frost scavenges her materials from items she can find either at garage sales or garbage bins. Creating a second life for these objects is what interests Frost, as each object carries traces of its previous life. In Debris, Frost will install huge sculptures lining the walls of the entrance gallery, completely made out of keys from cast off keyboards discarded by an array of users from individuals and small businesses to financial institutions, government offices and Fortune 500 companies. Each key has a unique history and bears the imprint of the thousands of taps by countless users. Frost hopes to convey both the material effects of consumer culture and its connection to human mortality.

Debris, QWERTY [Sarah Frost]

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