Susannah Mira Room Divider

August 23, 2013 – September 28, 2013 Project Space Gallery

Susannah Mira creates objects and environments from industrial sidestream, inspired by the demise of American manufacturing. The decline of this sector, the financial crisis, and gender and wage distribution in the labor market are all inspirations for this body of work. In creating orderly, geometric constructions, she applies a personal logic to the by-products of large enterprise. She also frequently employs the traditionally feminine arts with these industrial remainders, such as sewing, weaving, or detailed handwork, in a willful dislocation of art, design, and craft. Mira’s installation in the Project Space employs thousands of laser-cut plywood pieces, offcuts from a small business manufacturing build-your-own rocket kits for children