Info: turned cherry wood, poplar, (not included: glass form and blow mould), 72 x 12 x 12 inches, dimensions variable
System: Study Center

This sculptural furniture takes its shape from smugglers who took ancient columns away in sections. This project draws on the North American adoption of imperial motifs in the organization of social life and of social space on campus and invites the dismantling, smuggling, and reorganization of such motifs. 

Related Exhibitions:

Carried on Both Sides is a three-part immersive installation that uncovers the ancient history of the @ symbol. Featuring carved wooden columns, hand blown glass amphorae, glass murrina, a single-channel video, and soft sculptures made of kevlar, this project questions how present logics of freedom and exchange carry with them resonances of past imperial lives. This project is the result of three years of collaborative work between Caroline Woolard, Helen Lee, Alexander Rosenberg, and Lika Volkova and has been generously supported by residencies and fellowships at Pilchuck and UrbanGlass. 
Carried on Both Sides: Encounter One will be presented at LMAKgallery from January 19 - February 25, 2018; Carried on Both Sides: Encounter Two will be presented at Lesley Heller Workspace from April 18 - May 20, 2018; Carried on Both Sides: Encounter Three will be presented at the Knockdown Center in the summer of 2018. 

Carried on Both Sides 

Roles: producer, author, project manager, sculptor

Key CollaboratorsHelen Lee, Lika Volkova, Alexander Rosenberg 

Exhibitions: TBA

Critical Writing: Art21

Artists Talk
Friday, July 28, 2017
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Carried on Both Sides: Encounter One
January 19 - February 25, 2018
298 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

Carried on Both Sides: Encounter Two
April 18 — May 20, 2018
Lesley Heller Workspace
54 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002