‘In 1923 Kurt Schwitters began to construct his ultimate work of art. It began as disparate pieces of collage and assemblages round the studio walls, which overtime were constructed by string, then wire, then wood. His Merzbau gradually took over the downstairs and when it required more space for expansion, Schwitters put a hole in the ceiling and gave notice to his upstairs lodgers. Into the individual “grottos” of the Merzbau Schwitters placed a bizarre collection of objects gathered from his friends and fellow artists, anything from a stolen sock to a broken pencil.’
Curated by @im_overflow
Runs through 5/31
Always moving, never #rn #JoseFigueroa x #SofieRamos make temporal space: a moving map, ‘a practical engagement with the world.’ A golden egg hangs from a thread adjacent to a pink, orange, flare of candle-cake licked thickly to the wall. Follow a pink path around the gallery, along the walls, ceiling and entryways.
Sofie and Figueroa packed @naming_gallery with installation that makes wall-space a living object, a doorway ever on the move.
‘“[I remember] The night he introduced himself in the Café des Westens. “I am a painter,” he said, “and I nail my pictures together.”’
#newobjectivity #constructivism #surrealism
#graphicdesign #typography #installationart #Artoftheday #Gallery #Paint #Instaart #Creative #Artwork #Painting #Artist #oakland #naminggallery #sofieramos #thechickenandtheegg #josefigueroa