Inner Urban Sanctum
Four Room Site-responsive Installation
Inner Urban Sanctum
Multi-room Site-responsive Installation
”Here and Now”
Location: Condemned Building
I was invited by Transformer Gallery to create and install a multi-room installation in a downtown city warehouse building. The building had a long history of being a department store, a church, a warehouse, a car dealership and a crack den. Washington DC was undergoing an inner city “revitalization” where abandoned, dilapidated buildings were being transformed into Whole Foods and Starbucks. I was given the top floor of this four story building which was an apartment of sorts. The cement floors had holes and the roof leaked. The walls were covered in mold and mildew. This provided all kinds of inspiration to utilize pristine ethereal materials and merge them with this rooting space. No crevice or corner was left unaffected. I worked in situ sewing together and incorporating the forms into the broken walls, floors and ceilings. Two weeks into the exhibition, the city closed and officially condemned the building, thereby closing the exhibition for good. A month later we were given an hour and a half to remove our work and get out. Interestingly, the building is now a Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Mixed Media Installations are custom made for the space and exhibition theme I am invited to be a part of. While they are site-specific, these works consider the curator’s vision and my own interpretation of that vision. Each work is hand made by the artist for a particular space and individual needs. Purchasing price is determined by the size of the space and the scope of the work. I work with each client to determine their needs and budget. For exhibition inquiries, a site visit, the curator’s theme and specs are necessary to determine the specifics of the installation. For each institution or venue, I want to ensure that my site responsive installation will engage the audience in a multitude of ways. Click on the button above to start a conversation about these works and to learn more about the process.