James Gallery, CUNY, New York
September 21, 2016
Chloë Bass, Gather the House Around the Table, the James Gallery CUNY, September 21, 2016
Chloë Bass' artwork spans visual art, performance, and writing practices. Growing out of conceptualism and Fluxus, Bass' keen attention to social processes in public space, which largely go unnoticed, bring pointed visual meaning to these movements in the contemporary social context. For The House of Dust by Alison Knowles, Bass has produced a line of domestic materials that she used to interact with the exhibition and its unfolding series of discursive programs, sometimes in plain sight, and sometimes nearly imperceptibly. For Gather the House Around the Table, visitors were invited to take their place in the family, using her objects to enact everyday poetry and share a meal.
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