GEOMETRY OF OPPRESSION
In the Gallery
Sandra Erbacher’s most recent work explores the parallels between bureaucracy and fascism via the appropriation and juxtaposition of text and diagrams from office furniture archives, images, fascist architecture and fashion, and the history of Nazi Germany.
Shared formal characteristics between juxtaposed sets of images are emphasized, in order to allude to detached efficiency, rational compartmentalization, rigid rules, and a formal hierarchical structure, while their origin and meaning is purposefully obscured. As a result of their juxtaposition, fluid associations between disparate narratives are created, while others are cast into doubt. This, in turn, generates a situation of ontological uncertainty that aims to undermine any notion of absolute truth.
Co-presented with Border Patrol, located at 142 High Street, Suite 309. For more information about the satellite project, please visit their website.
Sandra Erbacher is a German artist living and working in New Jersey and New York. She has degrees in Sociology and Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths College, London, and earned her BFA from Camberwell College of Art, London (2009) and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014). She has exhibited nationally and internationally, at Spring/Break, NYC, Grin Providence, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Mana Contemporary Chicago, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, The Contemporary, London, Kunstverein Speyer, Germany, Umbrella Gallery, Leeds, and Five Years, London. She is a current LMCC Workspace resident (2017-18).
Her work is included in the Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection and numerous other private collections.
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