Conceptual Collaborator's Build Palaces

September 11, 2014 9:10 PM

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Conceptual Collaborator's Build Palaces

At the beginning of the summer, I went to Bushwick Open Studios to view ever-evolving creations by emerging artists. After an exhausting day of walking and looking, ready to return to the other side of Brooklyn without much inspiration, I trundled over to one more building appropriated for art for this occasion, where I saw a new installation by Pia Coronel and G. Romero called "Palaces." It consisted of two well-constructed white wooden boxes mounted on the wall at eye level. My partner and I were invited to strategically insert our heads into the open underside of each box. I crouched and leaned upwards successfully.

To my delight my tired feet seemed to become weightless as my attention turned to the scene all around me. A little suburban world that was enlarged by its smallness, close and intimate, lit for a dark sultry evening. I was a peeping Tom among the shrubbery. The view took me far away from the noise ...

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