The Reason I Sing

The Reason I Sing
gold plated chain
10′ x 22′ x 25′
site-specific installation: Material Matter at Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Curated by Katherine Griefen

The Reason I Sing was included in Material Matter, a group exhibition featuring a selection of members of American Abstract Artists.  Thin pieces of gold-plated chain hung from selected points on the ceiling to form a piece that simultaneously filled the room and was nearly invisible. The installation, The Reason I Sing, was inseparable from the room that supports it.  A person in the room was in the work.  As a result, the viewer and the work shared the space and collaborated with one another.  The gold metallic surface of the chain has a wide range of associations, spanning many eras and locations.  Ethereal, iconic, urban.