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Olga Koumoundouros

REDCAT

Los Angeles–based artist Olga Koumoundouros converts two-dimensional graphics and typography into sculptural, at times quasi-architectural, forms. A recent example is her 2003 work Town Meeting: After Acconci—a wood-framed and sheathed buttelike structure. Only after climbing atop the plateau could one see that it comprised massive, three-dimensional letters spelling out the word terror, with the hollow of the o providing a makeshift safe room.

The artist employed a similar method at REDCAT for her installation Demand Management, 2009. Within the conventionally cubic gallery stood a high, curving white wall, which defined a large circular volume. Entering the structure through a doorway, audiences encountered a vertical plane running from the center of the cylindrical interior to the edge. While one might have expected this partition to be a wall of uniform thickness, it turned out to be

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