Alignment

Alignment

American University Museum of Art, Katzen Center, Washington D.C. | 2014

Alignment is an installation created specifically for, and inspired by, the architectural space of American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.  The second floor gallery features curved walls 28 feet high, natural light, convex and concave walls, and an illuminated, uplifting architectural volume.  The installation specifically positions sculptural elements into the architecture: a gold plum bob hangs directly above an apex-form of plaster; a long vertical edge, reminiscent of skin or a membrane, emerges from the concave wall.  Together these elements reach from floor to ceiling and create a visual-spatial experience rooted within the locus of the viewer.  The relationship of the sculptural elements emphasizes the symbiotic nature between the human body and the built environment.  Shifting focal points, a sense of gravitational force, and a heightened awareness of architectural space all take place within the vision and movement of the viewer. The installation was curated by Tim Doud and Zoe Charlton as part of the group exhibit titled Sightlines.