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Swell

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Client: SOUTH SHORE ARTS GALLERY

Location: Munster, IN, United States

Completion date: 2021

Project Team

Justus Roe

Curator

Lauren Pacheco

Overview

SWELL is unconcerned with boundaries but, rather, attempts to recreate a space within a space. Secondary to the artworks themselves is a conversation in challenging aesthetics and assemblies of what exhibits can and should represent—a new way of thinking to help change the way we see and interact with space, curator, and artist.

Sculptural installations have the power to confront traditional understandings of art production and material history. Within South Shore Arts’ expansive gallery, fabric walls show signs of something that has already happened. As a curatorial intervention, this site-specific exhibition intends to connect the usual and unusual, familiar, and unfamiliar by bringing together artwork, and objects.

Goals

The scaffolding system is a timely metaphor for our post-pandemic world. The scaffold, ubiquitous “furniture” seen in urban and rural landscapes, most commonly recognized as construction site infrastructure, provides support or reinforces during building, rebuilding, or preserving.