Cape Cod Gothic
New Work by Daniel Ingroff
October 10th through November 2, 2008
Opening Reception: October 10th 7-10pm
Group Reading Organized by Nikki Darling: October 17, 8pm
gallery open by appointment only: email
workspace 2601 presents the work of Daniel Ingroff in an installation titled “Cape Cod Gothic.” Programming at workspace 2601 is designed to provide a platform for artists to connect with other artists, critics and researchers of various disciplines. The emphasis in this collaborative process is placed on the production of experimental work.
The exhibition is comprised of two wall collages, a large-scale drawing and several small sculptural works. The pieces visually represent Ingroff’s interest in combining architectural surface and woven textile. The drawing, of a body completely covered in crocheted fabric, references the story of a teacher in Florida who was investigated for using an educational tool, “Body Sox” as a way to control hyperactive students. The idea that structures protect the body, yet also restrict movement is central to the installation.
Inspired by photos of East Germans crossing through holes in the Berlin Wall into West Germany, Ingroff has created two photo-based collages, which represent the space as woven and permeable. Weaving seemingly disparate elements such as yarn and crochet with shingles and chain-link fence, Ingroff is not only interested in re-representing contained space, but in breaking it open.