Kim Holleman’s Mountain of Plastic Bags

Part of her solo show at Black & White‘s great Williamsburg back lot this is “Future Mountain” (2008). I lived next door to Kim in Bushwick and she built a mini-version of this plastic bag range (it was really a wall) in the hallway between our lofts.

She made it green and lush-seeming, almost tropical. This formation feels colder and more remote, kind of what I expect Utah to feel like. I haven’t been back to see it after the opening but I’m itching to see it before it comes down in late May.

{This pic courtesy the fabulous Miss Maro}

3 responses to “Kim Holleman’s Mountain of Plastic Bags”

  1. MadSilence Avatar

    Interesting. I’d like to learn how Kim Holleman has crafted plastic bags into a sculptural medium. Some artists use plastic bags to paint on like canvas, manipulating the surface to create an impasto-like effect.

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  2. […] installation this past spring at Black & White (W’burg) was more sparse though I remember at the time wishing it would be lush and filled […]

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