WASHINGTON, DC—A delightfully random structure composed of slim remnants of reclaimed wood commands one corner, while a pile of meticulously folded bed linens resides in another. The site-specific installations by St. Louis artist John Watson and Washington-based Mariah Anne Johnson, respectively, were envisioned in response to the architecture and environment of the Carroll Square Gallery, a modest-sized, well-lit space with wood floors and ceiling-height windows in the lobby of an office building. The exhibit, “Space is the Place,” is a project of Hemphill Fine Arts.
“Space is the Place” is on view from May 11 to Aug. 24, 2012.
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Mariah Anne Johnson explains the origins of her work with sheets here.