The opening of the show—called Nepo, "open" spelled backwards—was last Saturday night. It's open again this Saturday from 4 to 8, and you should go.
When you do, here's what you'll find: A wine bottle continuously spilling wine—it's a fountain by Glenn Herlihy—in the glass bottle recycling box under the kitchen counter. (You can drink from it, but probably you shouldn't.) On the floor next to the upstairs bathtub there's a pile of gray marble shavings. They're the leftovers from Dan Webb's new sculpture show at Greg Kucera Gallery; Webb's own little homage to Robert Smithson's non-sites, maybe.
Every part of the house—coffee tables, the front of the refrigerator, the countertops, bed pillows, the tops of dressers, closets, not only walls but corners—is a canvas. Many pieces are twinned (this is the second show at this venue). For instance: the painted ceramic mountainside on the floor in the corner of the entryway is a 3d detail, adapted by Rumi Koshino, of an idyllic ski scene in an old-timey painting hanging in the living room. A white puddle sitting on the floor—who knows who made it?—looks like it's alone. But look up and it's on the ceiling, "reflected," in wood.
- Klara, recreating her modernist IKEA kitchen cabinet door sculpture, which she had to keep rebuilding because everyone kicked it going to the bathroom.
Nothing was labeled, so it was sometimes hard to tell what was art and what wasn't—or which art was here for the show, and which art was in Glosova's family's life all the time. (She's got a husband, two children, and a dog who stayed behind a closed door in the basement, leading to which was Glosova's sculpture of brightly colored extension cords descending a staircase). And this was part of the point. Jason Hirata's backwards drawing of an Ikea sink install manual on the refrigerator? Art. The climbing wall in the child's bedroom? Not art, just really fun. You could live like this, or more like this.
Money or not.
See the landscape of Nepo recreated awesomely in composite photographs and text, on Glosova's blog. Here are a couple of the composites.