gabriela salazar

Through sculpture, drawing, writing, and site interventions, my projects investigate the relationship between human-made spaces and structures and the unpredictable or invisible forces (the shifting of land, the pressures of gravity, the passing and layering of time) that act upon them. Ultimately, the work reframes how we are affected by the changes in what we create. I use found materials and sites, engaging in wordplay, psychogeography, and phenomenology to bring out new associations between the found, the altered, and the made. These pieces and acts draw attention to the way our world is put together, highlighting the space “in between” in ways both permanent and ephemeral. Within the phenomenological response to the work is the friction between our assumptions about and ideals for the built environment, and its simultaneous, imperfect, transient, and intangible realities.
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