crystal wagner infills virginia MOCA with a flood of party tablecloths
crystal wagner infills virginia MOCA with a flood of party tablecloths
feb 04, 2016
crystal wagner infills virginia MOCA with a flood of party tablecloths


crystal wagner infills virginia MOCA with a flood of party tablecloths
all images courtesy of crystal wagner

 

 

 

 

within the virginia museum of contemporary art, artist crystal wagner has installed an immersive wave of material that floods across the interior gallery space. ‘alluvion’ is made from reappropriated birthday party tablecloths that have been meticulously interwoven into a massive, organic form. starting from the ceiling, the water-inspired work cascades down towards visitors and spreads throughout the museum floor, mimicking natural shapes and landscapes. 

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an immersive wave of material floods across the interior gallery space

 

 

 

twisting sheets of blue, green, black and white material form an extensive sequence of tightly-tied areas and missing spaces, which mesh to create circular apertures in the structure that allow visitors to walk between. wagner hopes that by recontextualizing these everyday materials, that museum-goers ‘can be immersed in them in a new kind of way, and that they reconsider the things that they actually surround themselves with.’

 

‘alluvion’ is part of the solo show ‘surface tension’ at MOCA, on from now until april 17, 2016 — an exhibition which includes wagner’s series of colorful, paper terrariums.

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‘alluvion’ is made from reappropriated birthday party tablecloths 

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the materials have been meticulously interwoven into a massive, organic form

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the installation spreads throughout the museum floor, mimicking natural shapes and landscapes

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starting from the ceiling, the water-inspired work cascades down towards visitors 

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twisting sheets of blue, green, black and white tablecloths form an extensive sequence of material

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tightly-tied areas and missing spaces mesh to create circular apertures in the structure

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‘alluvion’ is part of the solo show ‘surface tension’ at MOCA, on from now until april 17, 2016

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