Installations > Juxtaposition

A Site Specific Installation
at Eastern State Penitentiary

Review from The Artblog

Located in Cellblock 11, Juxtaposition divides cell #34 horizontally creating a compressed lower area and an opened upper area. A grid at the ceiling supports a display of suspended plaster pieces along a single plain. Ground mica schist poured onto the floor softens the step and enhances the texture of the space, while a bench provides a vantage point in which to view and consider the overall effect of the piece.

This installation constructs a situation of juxtaposition parallel to the one in which the building evokes. It merges Eastern State’s historical realities with its current physical dynamics.

by Matthew & Jonathan Stemler
2124 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

matthew stemler matt stemler artist sculpture installation plaster mica schist  wood steel abstract
plaster, mica schist, wood & steel
20' x 20'
2003
matthew stemler matt stemler artist sculpture installation plaster mica schist  wood steel abstract
plaster, mica schist, wood & steel
20' x 20'
2003