The Niche

“silence like lasagna”


January 18 – March, 2019

Opening Reception on Thursday, February 7, 5:30-7 p.m. in Pegasus Gallery


Joe Bun Keo

Joe Bun Keo employs written language and the juxtaposition of everyday objects to develop unexpected narratives and dialogue. The existing identities that new and secondhand “readymade” objects possess are manipulated through arrangement and recontextualization.   Bun Keo’s installations and sculptures address “… reoccurring issues of art and labor, family life, cultural identity and linguistics.”  Most recent projects include headphones, beer cans, sandals, pillows, bottled water, Mylar balloons, food, commercial signage, ladder, soap, rope, typed and hand-written text.  It’s Bun Keo’s use of evocative art work titles and text within the actual works that guide audience viewing and message reception.

Joe Bun Keo earned his B.F.A. in sculpture from the Hartford Art School and lives in Hartford, CT.  See more of his work and curated projects at

The Pegasus Gallery is located in the Jean Burr Smith Library on the first floor of Chapman Hall.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.