IKEA furniture, paper mache covered objects
Overall 15' x 10' x 7'
Market Blowout” is a stylized shelving unit loosely based
on Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Fallingwater, but made of recycled
IKEA melamine furniture. Resting upon the mismatched shelving
panels are “re-made” product units made of conjoined
items that were at one time in economic circulation but are no
longer so (by either being cast-out, broken, non-functioning,
or obsolete). Bound together in small groups and covered in a
black paper-mache skin, they become strange new items that have
entered into an alternate, undefinable, and resistant form of
production and consumption. The result is akin to a department
store display unit gone wrong.
a "re-do" of an iconic American building this work is
at once an homage to the original as well as a mutant and bastard
translation of it into a new and different form. It is an implosion
of image and object references—-melding together issues
of architecture, historical memory, high/low art, and economic
as well as cultural production and consumption.
work was shown alongside the "Black Market Series" lightjet
prints, the black forms in the images playing against the physical
black forms of the sculptures.