Misfit (installation view), 2005/2006
Courtesy Grimm | Rosenfeld, New York and Munich
© Felix Schramm
Photo: Stefan Maria Rother
German artist Felix Schramm creates the illusion of architecture gone awry. Made from drywall, paint, steel frames, and wood, his site-specific installations resemble the aftermath of disaster inside the gallery, where the delineations between the work and the institution's architecture are difficult to discern. His twisted, splintered fragments of structural forms — walls, ceilings, floors — burst from the building's framework at dramatic angles, producing large-scale works that seem at once threatening and fragile. For his installment in SFMOMA's ongoing New Work series, Schramm presents a new piece that continues his pursuit of achieving balance between chaos and order, the particular and the universal, and offers visitors an experience of physical tension in the Museum's gallery.
This exhibition is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is generously supported by Collectors Forum, the founding patron of the series. Major funding is also provided by the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, Nancy and Steven H. Oliver and Robin Wright.