Gabriela Salazar

    Exhibition: The Socrates Annual 2019

    Access Grove, Soft Stand,

    red velvet, polyfill, soil, seeds, found steel stanchions, and brass snap hooks

    Dimensions variable

    For 'Access Grove, Soft Stand,' Gabriela Salazar weaves, drapes, and wraps velvet rope, the ubiquitous crowd controller and VIP separator, in Socrates’ central grove of trees. The red rope simultaneously blocks, guides, and perhaps confounds visitors, whose bodies are shaped by urbanism and architecture, while passing through this public space. Salazar’s contorting and winding of the rope combined with the wild plants sprouting from the porous textile undermine the authority of this dividing line.
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    Photography by Scott Lynch
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