Nagy, Jenene. Destroyer. 2010. Drywall, wood, florescent tubes, and latex. Exhibited in Portland2010: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, March 13 – May 22, 2010. Portland, Oregon: Disjecta Contemporary Art Center (Templeton Building).
Photo: Mark Stein
“Destroyer is a direct response to my recent large scale installation at Disjecta, TIDAL. Using materials most commonly associated with construction, TIDAL transformed the viewing arena into a pared-down space for possibility. With its jagged shape and electric pink paint, TIDAL encroached and engulfed-an invasion. Here, the commonplace becomes a super-phenomenon, evoking a violent beauty. For Portland2010, Destroyer is the crash. The physical restraints of the existing architecture have been dissolved, the hierarchy of work and site is obliterated. Work no longer lives merely on the wall but through it, around it, and in lieu of it.” -Jenene Nagy
Courtesy of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center.
Artist Credit: Jenene Nagy
Exhibition: Portland2010: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, March 13 – May 22, 2010