July 02, 2020 to August 29, 2020
Slag Gallery is pleased to present Soft Stand, At Both Ends, an outdoors site specific installation by artist Gabriela Salazar.
Soft Stand, At Both Ends is a re-staging of a work designed to evade a manageable form. Originally installed as Access Grove, Soft Stand within the trees in Socrates Sculpture Park—and now 8 outdoor months worse for wear—the tangled mass of faded and stained rope that is the heart of Soft Stand, At Both Ends now occupies the scaffolded and unswept back patio at Slag Gallery. Here, Soft Stand has reverted to an uncontrolled pile, flanked on either end of its 400-or-so continuous and coiled feet by a few dirty stanchions making mild effort to corral and give direction to the visceral heap between them. Slumping against the scaffold and trailing over the floor, Soft Stand, At Both Ends suggests an intermediary existence between presentation and storage.