Schism 2003

Ann Reichlin
New Installations: Artists in Residence, October 26, 2003 – June 27, 2004
mixed media

Suspended narrow passages and interior chambers, free-standing and tilted walls, all created using reinforcement rods, expanded metal lathe, and welded wire fabric.


Ann Reichlin has created suspended narrow passages and interior chambers, free-standing and tilted walls from reinforcement rods, and used expanded metal lathe and welded wire fabric for the installation Schism. Daylight enters the space through perforated plastic sheets covering the windows.

About the Artist

Ann Reichlin received her MFA from the University of Colorado-Boulder and teaches installation, sculpture and drawing at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She dissects the nature of rooms as physical and psychological places and then invites people to explore the resulting intersecting planes and sunken floor planes from various vantage points. Her works are usually room-sized and often constructed of well-worn lathe and decrepit materials, but in one project she inserted a stainless steel wall into an abandoned house, as if an alien form had fallen into the house. In works that are ephemeral, labor intensive and large, Reichlin creates private spaces that set their own terms. Self portraits of an abstract nature.