Patricia L. Boyd’s work often addresses the interrelationship between techniques of presentation and institutional dynamics, using spatial interventions to alter a viewer’s perception of the exhibition rooms and their movement within them. She works across a range of mediums, including sculpture, photography, writing and video.
A recursive structure underlies much of her work, including her series Wall Pieces (2017 – ongoing), wherein the provenance of previous works are reintegrated into their present display. For Wall Pieces, the artist uses discarded cooking fat to create negative casts of parts of an office chair and turntable that are then embedded into existing or sometimes newly built gallery walls. At the end of the exhibition, the casts are removed together with the section of white wall surrounding them, to which they remain permanently connected.
Programmed by the board of the Secession
Curated by Annette Südbeck