Dwellings, Part III

October 12, 2004 - November 28, 2004
Central Library, Lobby Gallery
Dwellings (Part III)

By Justin Lowe, Curated by Corridor Gallery

Justin Lowe lives and works in Brooklyn and recently graduated from Columbia University.

Brooklyn Public Library's installation series, "Dwellings," continues with Justin Lowe's "Passage." On view is a work that was recently shown at the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City. Alluding to a building's foundation, the installation is a play on the "design on a dime" home improvement aesthetic, which seeks to recontextualize and transform the look and use of everyday materials. The piece is constructed from the artist's collection of paperback books, which he obtained from several libraries over a period of a year and a half. In Lowe's piece, the colored edges of the paperback books, normally hidden, are displayed to create a parquet floor. Visitors to the library are encouraged to walk and sit on the platform.