Chicago artist and SAIC alumni Dana DeGiulio reveals the fragility of structures in her performance work. “Medusa”is a photographic documentation of a performance in which the artist drove a 1996 Buick Lasabre into the wall of The Suburban, an independent exhibition space in Oak Park, Illinois. The artist received permission by the gallery’s co-operator, artist and curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial Michelle Grabner. The photo depicts the permanently broken facade of the building after the car’s removal; a gaping hole where bricks and wood once separated the interior from the outside world. The literal and metaphorical undoing and transforming of the building reminds us that institutions and structures can be breached.
Girl-ByeOctober 2-31, 2014