Indoor Verbs is a gathering of objects and wall drawings, installed here for the 2013 Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition. The individual constructions were improvised over a two-day installation period using a wide range of studio ephemera-- sculpture components, modified furniture bits, drawing fragments, other collage fodder-- as well as materials salvaged from the gallery space itself.
An excess of stuff was transferred from the studio to the installation site, then aggressively edited down to the arrangement shown here. Painted wall-drawings and collage-fragments appear behind, between, and sometimes across the surface of the sculptural components.
The symbiosis between 3-D construction and drawing activity makes the seemingly casual placement of each individual element specific and necessary, while complicating each element's autonomy. Fragments rub against fragments, prop each other up and signal to each other across the room, negotiating a tenuous cumulative identity. With the making of Indoor Verbs, half-formed gestures and partial objects are given an opportunity to move, breathe, transform, play, and set up camp in a foreign space.