The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is excited to present The Painted Room, a visually stimulating installation by San Francisco-based artist, Chris Dorosz. The exhibition runs from November 8th, 2008 through January 10th, 2009 in the ICA’s Focus Gallery.
The Painted Room creates the illusion of a life-size living room suspended in space that oscillates between representation and abstraction. Comprised of colorful splotches of paint that cling to clear hanging monofilament, this floating sculpture represents Dorosz’ interest in the analogous properties of paint and the digital pixel in an age that is lured by the mysteries of virtual reality. Up close, the viewer is able to see the individual components of paint, but cannot comprehend the overall imagery. However, with distance, the paint chips dissolve into a kind of 3-D pointillist sculpture consisting of a couch, tables, lamps, and wall shelves.