Exhibition of Environmental Aesthetic
Saturday February 1, 1986 – Sunday February 23, 1986
Using performance, video, photography, film, models and constructed environments, Dan Graham’s work investigates space and perception, the actor and the audience, as well as the role of the mechanics of vision in shaping public and private life. His projects do not confirm the dialectics of art and architecture, public and private, but throw these distinctions into renewed inquiry. This exhibition—the first to be held at Storefront’s new gallery space at 97 Kenmare Street—featured three projects by Graham: “Two Adjacent Pavilions”, first shown at Documenta 7, “Pavilion/ Sculpture”, created for a site at the Argonne National Laboratory, and “Alteration to a Suburban House”. All three incorporated reflective mirror, and opaque and transparent surfaces to create new patterns of visibility and perception.