Marginal Figures, 2016
Expanded polystyrene, acrylic, LED lamps, found objects.
For the final exhibition at Table of Contents' project space in Portland, a week-long installation was developed in partnership with Johnny Le's Hideout. The exhibition was structured around the notion of in-betweenness and the form of a Necker cube: an undecidable image whose orientation or position cannot be fixed. It always appears to be in the process of becoming something else.
The exhibition attempted to address the idea of indeterminacy and becoming-other in several ways: both the work in the exhibition and the "exhibition design" were very much in progress, changing throughout the week. Stone was carved. Paintings evolved. Polyurethane sculptures multiplied.
Marginal Figures, a series of forms I created to serve as the backdrop or "exhibition design" for the show, continually evolved to develop a conversation with other works on display and to accommodate events as they unfolded. Floor lamps were constructed to light a painting. Plinths assumed the role of tables for a DJ set. Chairs were sculpted to erase the stain of errant wine. A vitrine was carved to house an alabaster sculpture. A bar was made to allow for drink service.