Shims: Thousands of Uses- Use #28 is a 10’H x 18’W x 2” D temporary wall installation made from reused and painted red cedar wood shims commissioned for the 2013 exhibition “Crafting A Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft” on display at the Arizona State University Art Museum.
The composition of this piece was influenced by the ideas of drawing and painting. The edges of each shim were painted white then puzzle pieced and stacked against the wall. Areas of white paint were removed by sanding and graphite was added to create dramatic and subtle value changes.
The curatorial staff and I wanted to see the gallery wall space activated therefore the individual wood shims were placed to respond to the physical constraints of the site and the grey columns flanking the left and right sides of the gallery wall.
The shims are not permanently affixed or glued so that they may be reused for their original purpose beyond the life of the installation.
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