Valerie Hegarty
Green Bathroom, Chicago MCA
Paper, paint, paste, fabric, masonite
10 x 26 x 26
Solo Exhibition: “12x12 Room”, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art
The green institutional bathroom I used at my art studio was transposed into the corner of an MCA gallery. A decrepit public bathroom that normally would be repressed in such a modern blank space (both aesthetically and psychologically) caused viewers to do a double-take. Upon closer inspection, the illusion of the disintegration also disintegrated as the tiles and plumbing revealed themselves to be paper-thin.
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