Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Shoot, 2017
We walk briskly past uniformed bodies and utilitarian passages to get to the galleries that contain the masterpieces. The famous ones we’ve seen dozens of times in pictures. We look with admiration and nod in agreement about their beauty and historical significance. We take a picture next to them, as proof (to ourselves and others) that we were there, next to something famous and priceless.
But can beauty and grace also exist in the unnoticed bodies and spaces at the edge of our sight lines? Can we notice the sacred in a bare stairwell or a dreaming guard? As the functional and unobtrusive parts in the production of cultural and historical value, can these margins also become the edges to the spiritual and the sublime?
In-Between Still #1
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Peripheral Visions: Structures
Light Tunnels, 2014-15
The series is a meditation on visibility, invisibility, and meanings of access. Overlooked windows, shafts, elevators, and lobbies of museums and famous architectural buildings transform into sublime openings.
Museum and gallery stairwells transform into metaphysical passageways rather than merely functional components of architecture.
The shadows of artworks become separate and insistent entities. The negative emerges as an autonomous substance.
Light Tunnels: Mies Van der Rohe Lafayette Tower Lobby, Detroit
LIght Tunnels: Brooklyn Museum Stairwell
Light Tunnels: MAD Museum Stairwell
Light Tunnels: Chelsea Gallery Stairs
Light Tunnels: Chelsea Gallery Elevator
Passages: The Contemporary Stairwell, Austin
Passages: New Museum Stairwell
Passages: Blanton Museum Stairwell, Austin
Passages: MAD Museum Stairwell
Shadows: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Corner
Shadows: The New Museum Corner
Shadows: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Modern Art Floor
Shadows: The Metropolitan Museum of Art European Paintings Doorway
Peripheral Visions: Them
Shot in improvised street-style and digitally transformed, anonymous bodies traverse transitional spaces of airports and museums while daydreaming about their own internal odysseys.