The Photograph Gallery
Mark Reigelman II has an set up on show at Heller Gallery in NYC referred to as Breaking the Bottle.
Over 1,000 lbs. of one hundred% recycled glass and 20 gallons of Epoxy Resin is used to cowl twelve typical family objects from chairs to books to bearskin rugs. Coated in about forty layers of damaged tumbled glass, the tedious course of took about three months.
Impressed by the protecting glass crenelations discovered on fences, rooftops and surrounding houses everywhere in the world, the glass objects sit on a pedestal that has the identical dimensions as Reigelman’s childhood front room. Reigelman says of the set up, “By fusing parts of safety with objects of the house, my set up debates the necessity for fervent homestead protection whereas stating the repercussions of over-safety and the impression it has on social dialogue.”
The exhibition runs by way of July 30, 2011.
Photographs by Norman Nelson and Jared Zagha.