Sandra Erbacher is the winner of the 2014 Chazen Museum Prize to an Outstanding MFA Student. Erbacher’s collages, sculptures and installations employ commonplace industrial materials, a fragmentation of forms, and precarious constructions.
For this installation, Erbacher selects and alters certain elements of the architectural infrastructure of the museum—such as vents, plaques, plumbing and carpeting. With subtle interventions, including shifts in scale and radical re-contextualization, these objects become central to the exhibition rather than acting as mere support. By inverting a spatial relationship, Erbacher seeks to reveal how the literal structure of the museum might stand as metaphor for the ideological systems hidden beneath the neutral veneer of any gallery.