Title

Off the Wall

Description

photographs of 2018 installation of "The Overgrown Garden" by artist Anna Kell as exhibited at the Spartanburg Art Museum.

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Statement

This recent installation foregrounds an analog between our cultural, decorative conventions and the idea of untenable growth. Though there are no actual plants here, I imagine this piece as a kind of abandoned homestead of the future over which grows an aggressive, escaped "garden" of thoroughly floral domestic cast-offs. The negative spaces of the patterns on the couches, armchairs, rugs, and textiles are all painted with matching gallery white paint, resulting in an ethereally camouflaged space that confuses the indoors with the outdoors, while also establishing a unified visual "ground" that allows better visibility of the decorative forms.

Visual Work Type

installation

Type

Exhibition

Exhibition Type

Invitational

Date

Summer 2018

Medium

gallery white latex paint on found objects

Measurements

20' x 20' x 12'

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Department

Art & Art History

Venue

Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Rights

Copyright 2018, Anna Kell

Keywords

installation, contemporary art, interior decoration, domestic cast-offs, discards, found objects, painting

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