Blog Post 6

After reading and discussing O’Doherty’s Inside the White Cube, the biggest question I still had was about three-dimensional work.  Most of the things I make are 3D and right now I am grappling with how my work is displayed.  I am interested in the separation of my work and the space in which it is living.  In an ideal world, I would love much of my work to simply float in space, but gravity of course makes this impossible. In some of my pieces, I view the hardware used to hang or display it as an element that bridges the gap between the piece and the space.  This sometimes is more successful than others, but I think I am looking for a solution that allows me to display a piece the way I want, but also does not distract from what the piece is about.  Recently, I have been thinking about my work as a way of trying to alter or redefine space.  I have been making pieces that are site specific and interact with existing architecture more directly.  In this work, the edge of the work becomes much more difficult to find.  I find this blurring really interesting because it then affects how the viewer approaches a piece. People interact with architecture and art very differently, and when those two things begin to intertwine, I hope it provides a different viewing experience.  I am reminded of seeing James Turell’s exhibit at the Guggenheim a few years ago, and it was so depended on the architecture of the museum, yet I could not discern or define any frame or edge of the work.

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