Friday, January 29, 2021 - Saturday, May 8, 2021 ​​​​​​​
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​​​​​​​
TANK Space, Sawyer Yards
1824 Spring Street, Houston, Texas

Monument to the Unattainable is a site-specific installation constructed with plaster casts of monumental fragments and stones. Created for Tank Space, the work 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 an epitaph for the unattainable, for those things imagined but never found.  
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