Kirsten Reynolds's large-scale architectural installations and sculpture create situations where language, architecture and the body are experienced as transitional and emergent. For her new site-specific installation, "A Functional Incident," architectural structures, poised in a state of construction or collapse, transform the gallery into an absurd theatrical tableau that the viewer can enter. Evidence of process is integral to her architectural forms-a playful allusion to Post-Minimalism. However, the calculated messiness of the protruding pegs, exposed beams and fragmented decorative facades, suggests the building/ unbuilding process is a comedic performance. Painted faux finishes and pattern become illusory tactics that further complicate the installation's physical presence by transforming materials and process into playful exaggerations of the real. Her work presents a cartoonish, parallel world to engage the viewer as both observer and player in an irresolvable narrative.
Exhibition Dates: September 21 - October 28, 2017