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Kate Johnson

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Roland Reiss at Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) September 18th, 2011 - January 8th, 2012
Posted 12/6/11
Summary of Exhibition Checklist of “Roland Reiss: Personal Politics: Sculpture from the 1970s and 1980s”: Twenty-five dioramas, each generally a couple feet square, raised individually on pedestals to easy viewing height. One actual-size 1970s-era American living room diorama of over three hundred discrete and detailed particleboard objects (unpainted, monochrome sculptures), ranging from a full-scale sofa, coffee table, lamp, television, bar with stools, and bookshelf with books to a pack of ciga... [more]
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Roland Reiss at Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) September 18th, 2011 - January 8th, 2012
Posted 11/16/11
The Castle of Perseverance (1978), Roland Reiss' historically captivating installation of a l970's American living room begins to emanate an alluring incense of sawdust, sandalwood, intention and ingenuity before it appears behind the museum wall. The life size installation made from particle board contains furniture and household objects that trigger a spark of time travel for the museum participants.  The living room and miniature environments contain objects that began as clues, cues and late... [more]