Monument to the Unattainable
Friday, January 29, 2021 - Saturday, May 8, 2021 
TANK Space, Sawyer Yards
1824 Spring Street, Houston, Texas
tank space announcement image of 2021 exhibitions at Sawyer yards detail image of painted stone sculpture by Sarah DePetris
Announcement designed by Curator and Artist Grace Zuñiga​​​​​​​
Monument to the Unattainable is a site-specific installation at TANK Space in Houston, Texas. The work, made of individually painted plaster cast stones, is viewable through a long, horizontal window that both distances the viewer and incorporates their reflection into the work. Within the space, a central structure is  surrounded by invisibly suspended and fallen gypsum casts. Paused in the process of approaching and departing from the central construct, the stones are caught between destruction and resurrection, conception and creation. Through its visual entropy and defiance of gravity, the work depicts the moment of conceptualization when the ideal is still visible: the gap between ideation and reality. Navigating between the made and unmade, the real and unreal, the installation creates a physical space of impossibility. It is a monument for the imagined and unfound.

With acknowledgements and many thanks to
Artist and Curator Grace Zuñiga, Artists and Professors Amie Adelman, Alicia Eggert, & Elaine Pawlowicz, Artist and Collaborator Hugh Thompson, and the CVAD Drawing & Painting and Sculpture Departments whose guidance, knowledge, and support made the work possible.
The Toulouse Graduate Research Award Program, The 1,000 Dreams Fund Paliwal Club of 100 and Preston Hollow Catering for their sponsorship and support of the work, materials and transportation 

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