Gut Renovation: Katerina Marcelja Redefines Domestic Arts

Brooklyn, NEW YORK—With raw materials discarded from an abandoned house, Katerina Marcelja has created a compelling set of sculptures and breathed new life into the sources of her inspiration. The series is on view at Giacobetti Paul Gallery in Dumbo. Titled, “Wet Wings and Wooden Sails,” the exhibit is centered on a large corner installation—a single chair balancing atop a random mound of cast-off wood strips.

The gallery describes Marcelja’s works as “visions of adventure, fantasy and folly that materialized as the house was deconstructed for remodeling.” And it further notes, “The work reflects the imagery that was revealed as the static state of domestic order gave way to the growing and mutating chaos of mounds of tubes, wires and wooden lattice.”

“Wet Wings and Wooden Sails” is on view from Sept. 6 to Sept. 30, 2012. The gallery is participating in this weekend’s Dumbo Arts Festival. Today is the last day of the festival and the final day of the exhibit.

All photos © Arts Observer

“If it were me, I wouldn’t bother,” 2012

“Manypeeplia Upsidownia,” 2012

“That unsounded ocean you gasp in is life,” 2012 (chair, wood).

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