L.A.: Garage Exchange – Constanze Schweiger and 69

Before there was a gallery, the only items hanging above the garages at Schindler’s Mackey Apartments were sheets and clothing. A series of parallel clotheslines were rigged by the MAK Center Artists and Architects in Residence atop the once-gravel rooftop, picking up the sea air and Santa Ana winds crossing through Mid-City Los Angeles. For some years, generations of residents maintained this make-shift drying system prior to the installation of more high-tech appliances.
Borrowing from Gertrude Stein’s 1926 lecture Composition as Explanation,
Constanze Schweiger remembers this act as making “a natural composition in the world as it has been.” For Continuous Composition, Schweiger will dye a 39 x 9 ft. roll of cotton muslin with turmeric powder to hang for drying on a steel wire spanned across the length of the Garage Top Gallery space. The dyed material will remain installed at the gallery for the duration of the exhibition, where it will be exposed to direct sunlight. Day by day, the sun will cause the infused dyestuff to change from bright yellows to pale beiges.

Date and Time: May 2 – June 30, 2019, Friday and Saturday, 11 – 6 PM
Location: Mackey Apartments, 1137 S Cochran Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019

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