Stephanie Taylor, Chop Shop, 2006, installation detail
Room Gallery continues its Emerging Artist Series with Stephanie Taylor's Chop Shop. A "site-specific" installation of sculpture, photography, and song, Chop Shop presents objects, images, and sounds derived from a rhyme schema based on the word "Room." Conceived in a Surrealist vein, the "rhyming" objects are at once bizarre and compelling. Lyrical connections, between such disparate activities as car theft and art theft, evoke questions concerning the relationship between politics and aesthetics within the legacy of site-specific art practice. Curated by Juli Carson, the exhibition is accompanied by a brochure and interview. Chop Shop travels to Galerie Nagel in Berlin this year.