Gallery Garden (Jasper Johns), 2008
Reclaimed drywall and wood from galleries, soil, plants, 168" x 48" x 168"
This piece, installed at Socrates Sculpture Park as part of the exhibition Waste Not, Want Not, is a large-scale sculpture made entirely from reclaimed walls and building materials from art galleries. This multi-level planter housed trees, vines and flowers, as well as benches to provide a public seating area. The former gallery walls lose their pristine status as they are brought out into nature to be taken over by the plants and the natural elements. Building materials for this piece were donated from two New York art venues: plywood from the Dark Fair, presented by Milwaukee International and held at the Swiss Institute, and gallery walls from the Jasper Johns: Drawings 1997 - 2007 exhibition at Matthew Marks Gallery.