BETWEEN A SITE AND A HOME
RECEPTION: MAY 31 6 - 8 PM
In Between a Site and a Home, Madison Donnelly and Christian Casas ask us to question the values we assign to household objects and disposable materials used to construct our domestic and urban landscapes.
Madison Donnelly creates work investigating the frameworks through which we perceive, respond to, and categorize objects. In a fruitless search for an unmediated self, she asks her viewers to examine the discomfort that arises when familiar objects fail to perform their expected function. By recontextualizing household objects like corn-holders, egg platters, and trash bags, she prompts viewers to ask themselves, “why is this so weird for me?”
Christian Casas addresses the social structures surrounding disposable materials and their function. He sources discarded scraps from construction sites, and transforms them into work defamiliarizing our own assumptions of worth. His work addresses economic accessibility and the labor associated with art and the urban landscape.
Through a shared visual language, Donnelly and Casas create an environment investigating urban domesticity. The result is an exhibition of familiar objects, materials, and applied techniques reworked into an unfamiliar domestic experience.