Vanessa DiazBeginning at the Cornice, Not the Foundation

April 20 – July 10, 2016

Above: Vanessa Diaz, Here Enticement is Not Always Difficult (installation image), 2014, fabric, wood, salt, glass, iron, Orlando Museum of Art

Diaz is a multidisciplinary artist adept at reworking interior domestic spaces so that the most habitual of settings become distorted. Working in the Museum’s decorative arts galleries and period rooms, Diaz will create site-specific installations that disrupt notions of customs and home décor.
She states, “Repetitive descents down a stairway, sofa cushions sinking from body weight, a footpath matted into the hallway carpet, dust collecting on stacked objects, the height of a light switch on the wall…My practice investigates routine interactions of the residential experience to further develop strategies of customizing objects and architecture as a method of claiming space.” Comprised primarily of sculptures, Beginning at the Cornice, Not the Foundation, will be a striking intervention at the Museum, initiating discussion about the context of art in within domestic and institutional settings.

Meet the artist at the reception, following the opening on April 20th from 5:30 – 7 pm.

Visit this exhibition in the Decorative Arts Galleries.