Katharina Grosse: One Floor Up More Highly

Katharina Grosse: One Floor Up More Highly

Katharina Grosse: One Floor Up More Highly Photo via

Katharina Grosse: One Floor Up More Highly Photo via

Currently on exhibit at MASS MoCA is an incredible installation by Katharina Grosse called One Floor Up More Highly.

“…the artist has applied her atmospheric veils of paint to four mounds of soil which seem to spill from the upper balcony into the enormous space below. Stacks of Styrofoam shards rise out of the seductive mountains of color, mirroring the white of the gallery walls — the metaphorical canvas of Grosse’s tremendous painting.”

These giant, colorful mounds are fantastic to look at, like the colorful soils of a foreign planet. It’s both beautiful and hard to process at the same time, as she’s literally painted on the terrain, using these mounds of dirt and the walls of the gallery itself as he gigantic canvas. I’m sure the best way to experience this is by visiting the exhibition in person, but you can see some pretty great photos of the space by clicking here. The last day of the show is January 1, so it’s not too late to check it out if you have the time.

Bobby Solomon

December 19, 2011 / By

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