Alex Goss May-Can-Will

May 6, 2016 – June 25, 2016 Gracie R. Cavnar Gallery

May-Can-Will transforms the Grace R. Cavnar Gallery into a space referencing public restrooms. The works utilize the formal quality and utilitarian conventions of stainless steel and porcelain within the habitat of the installation. Such un-defaceable materials flaunt the ability to deny users the power of play by refusing their misuse. As visitors navigate the installation, they may be called to accept the space as it directs them, or challenge the limits laid out by the objects around them. This exhibition not only exposes of the minute oppressive forces within conventional urban space, but also reminds the public of its capacity to live openly as participants within the space of their city.