An Inventory of Absence

Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg
August 24 - October 19, 2012

SPACES welcomes collaborators Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg, who will use the structure of SPACES itself to examine the archetype of an art gallery as a collection of architectural techniques that work to negate its own space.

SPACES is not named after the lumber and masonry that make up its structure, but for the void it contains. With white walls and minimal furnishings, the art gallery seeks to disappear in order to isolate and amplify the work it exhibits, yet its physical structure is always present. In "An Inventory of Absence" Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg examine the archetype of the art gallery, referencing techniques of architectural representation to deconstruct and re-contextualize our experience of space, revealing the void as a compelling yet unattainable ideal.

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This project is a part of the SPACES R&D Program.

The R&D (Research & Development) program invites artists, curators and other cultural producers to articulate their research and development of ideas and objects through a supported exhibition or project. These exhibitions and projects may be group, solo, or collaborative endeavors.

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