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A Light Without Shadow

As we confronted the immense upheaval caused by the pandemic—challenges to our concept of borders, disruption of civic life, failure of leadership, devastation of our truly vulnerable communities, confrontation of our visible and invisible systems—we turned to our community of alumni with a simple request: what might be the larger (perhaps less overt) implications of …

The Smallest Murmur…

Part two of the 3-part Workspace ’19­ exhibition series, featuring new work by residents of AAI’s LES Studio Program Sandra Erbacher’s exhibition The Smallest Murmur… is an exploration of the structural and conceptual parallels between the open-plan office and the Panopticon prison. Using Foucault’s analysis of the Panopticon Erbacher explores the contemporary open-plan office including its design, landscaping, furniture …

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Sandra Erbacher

My interdisciplinary work, which includes sculpture, photography, installation, drawing, and sound, presents a critique of corporate bureaucracy. The objects and materials incorporated, such as office plants, furniture or carpeting, are typically found within the setting of the office space. In their institutional habitat, their sole purpose is to organize human activity, to maximize efficiency, maintain order …

Conversation Piece, for Richard Bellamy

Part one of the 4-part Workspace ’18 exhibition series, featuring new work by residents of AAI’s LES Studio Program “When you go to an artist’s studio I think is best to keep your mouth shut,” said art dealer Richard Bellamy. First as a director of Hansa Gallery (an art cooperative on East 10th Street), and …