Chris Oliver: 3/4-0 over 96

Chris Oliver

3/4-0 over 96

Opening reception: August 11th, 5 to 8pm

Exhibit on view by appt from August 11 – 25th, 2011

Artist’s Statement
This work re-contextualizes the humble materials and processes of house carpentry. Exterior house trim folds in on itself and spawns a wood frame model of a four-story inaccessible domestic space. An entire sheet of plywood sanded into a wedge, so thin at one end that it begins to disintegrate, challenges our understanding of this material, one of the primary building blocks of our housing for the last half century. A full-scale section of a soffit flanked with inside-out model-scale rafters turns this mundane ranch house detail into a sculptural object that is at once ethereal and as clunky as the really thing. Through these and other explorations this work explores relationships between fantastic and basic, familiar and strange, lucid and liminal.

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Located in Ithaca, NY, Project Space 923 is an alternative exhibition space committed to the uncompromising presentation of contemporary art. Our goal is to offer a platform for innovative and audience-engaging forms of practice in a community with few such venues, as well as to involve the contemporary art dialogue on a regional, national and global level. View all posts by station923

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