Now at Commonwealth and Council though July 16.
An intimate collaboration between siblings, Carmen takes arrangement as social action to render an interdimensional portrait of her sister, Alejandra Argote, who surrounds herself with a menagerie of signifiers that embraces discursive timelines and economies of taste. Through successive arrangements of objects from her collection, Alex shares a wealth of visuality inflected with an idiosyncratic lexicon of cultural identity. Together, the sisters transform Alex’s compact living quarters from a space of containment into a repository of meaning.
Works in this Series
The Room Expanding
Materials: 10 layers of LightJet prints collaged on board, water based lacquer
Dimensions: 25 1/2 x 40 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches
Alex having Tea
Materials: 7 layers of LightJet prints collaged on board, water based lacquer
Dimensions: 30 1/2 x 45 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches
Materials: 5 layers of Lightjet Prints collaged on board, waterbed lacquer
Dimensions: 35 3/4 x 27 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches
Alex with Wampa
Materials: 5 layers of LightJet prints collaged on board, water based lacquer
Dimensions: 32 3/4 x 22 1/4 x 2 inches
Everything is in its place, but Everything is everywhere
Materials: HD single-channel video on monitor, color, sound
Dimensions: 28 min. 15 sec.
Arranging the Alex Theater
Materials: HD single-channel video on monitor, color, sound,
Dimensions: 12 min. 3 sec.
Objects that fit on a sheet of paper
Materials: stop-motion animation on iPad, color, silent, 15 sec. loop