Our world is made of heavy structures and opaque objects. Things must be solid to be valuable, but so much density can be stultifying or misleading. With time, monuments lose their purpose, buildings crumble or renovate, dinner parties break up, people die. With a scenographer’s ability to move between two dimensions and three, and to appreciate the theatrical suggestion of place, Kristina Siegel rights this wrong. The artist recreates obelisks, walls, chandeliers, tables and tableware, even tombstones out of silk organza and thread, rendering them as ghosts of their former selves. Ghosts move in the breeze, they make way for new constructions, they can be seen through, not just around. They hover, diaphanous, never quite disappearing but always aware of their own fragility.
—Lori Waxman 11/11/16 11:17 AM