Mark Rospenda: Breathing Room
Since 2011, Mark Rospenda has been working on a project inspired by the Gubbio Studiolo (ca. 1478-1482), an intricate, wood-inlaid room on permanent exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. One of the Gubbio Studiolo's original functions was as an aid to associative thinking. Through inlaid paper drawings, cast paper objects and paper pulp, Rospenda has been imagining what might exist within his own, personal studiolo. The works on view in this exhibition are fragments of that space — moments within a stream of thinking and forgetting.
Installation view from Breathing Room, Allen W. Clowes Gallery, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, February 8, 2018 - April 10, 2019. Photo: Lisa K. Fett 2019.