Haim Steinbach is an American artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Steinbach began making Minimalist paintings in the early 1970s before turning to the construction of larger environmental installations involving everyday objects, for which he has become best known. These installations generally consist of found objects or text, which he arranges in the space, frequently utilizing shelves and support structures that he designs himself. In his earlier work, these objects were often acquired from friends and colleagues or collected from the street or local markets, but by the mid-1980s he began to use mass-produced, store bought items in his arrangements. Steinbach’s work has been read as an exploration of contemporary consumer culture, as well as a reevaluation of the status of the object in art that has drawn comparisons with Marcel Duchamp’s readymades. Steinbach participated in the group exhibitions Objects in Collision at The Kitchen in 1985, and in 1986 screened video work as part of the Video Viewing Room series Face, Fear, and Fascination. For more information visit: http://www.haimsteinbach.net/