swoon: art in the streets at MOCA, los angeles

swoon: art in the streets at MOCA, los angeles

‘the ice queen’ by swoon in ‘art in the streets’ image © designboom

new york based artist swoon presents ‘the ice queen’ as a part of ‘art in the streets,’ an exhibition at the museum of contemporary art, los angeles. constructed over the course of about a month, this immersive mixed media sculpture stands at 15 feet tall, inviting viewers within the tent-like structure to explore its intricate details. illuminated from within, the glowing installation casts dramatic shadows with its delicate paper cuts onto the enclosing fabric, playing with positive and negative space.

swoon: art in the streets at MOCA, los angeles installation view image by brian forrest, courtesy of MOCA

swoon: art in the streets at MOCA, los angeles overhead detail image © designboom

populated by realistically rendered figures, swoon’s work often features her friends and family. the piece is about the artist’s grandmother, who was nicknamed ‘the ice queen.’

for more on ‘art in the streets,’ see designboom’s previous coverage of the show’s work by banksy as well as a general overview.

swoon: art in the streets at MOCA, los angeles paper cuts detail image by brian forrest, courtesy of MOCA

swoon: art in the streets at MOCA, los angeles paper cuts detail image by brian forrest, courtesy of MOCA

a timelapse video documenting the installation of ‘the ice queen’ video © levi’s film workshop

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