Homestead, 1999, Latex on PVC, 10 x 30 ft. and 10 x 20 ft. Venetia Kapernekas Fine Arts, New York, NY. Two opposing, yet connected illusionistic spaces: a rustic early American interior and a forest. Black and pearlescent lines and blobs coalesce into image from a distance and dissolve into abstraction up close.
I peered through an open door and saw Cadence Giersbach’s Homestead: two very large, very strange paintings that took up both walls of a very long, very narrow room. Each was constructed out of carefully arranged, mainly blue blobs and dots; each neat, each the same, pointillism for Chelsea – one an interior scene and one a wooded grove. Although made for the gallery walls, they can be shifted and changed in size – although nothing is to be discarded. So they are site specific, specific to this site, but amenable to other sites…Unravel a thread so your escape is possible once your eyes have stopped popping and your head swimming in one long, thin, vibrating room. A compulsive show.J. Bowyer Bell, Review Magazine, December 15, 1999
East Parlor and North Parlor, 2001, 10 x 8 ft. and 8 x 10 ft. Flashe paint on walls. Operativo, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico. A life-sized traditional American interior plays with the relationship between pictorial and architectural space.
Looking-Glass House, 1998, Latex on walls, 9 ft. x 132 ft. Threadwaxing Space, New York, NY. The images in Looking-Glass House are derived from old magazine depictions of historical, traditional American homes that are combined and computer-manipulated and blown-up to room-size. The image is painted with black lines on a silver shape onto the surface of the walls of the gallery. Like images on the surface of a mirror, the rooms in Looking-Glass House may be distorted reflection of real rooms or glimpses into imaginary rooms.
Livingroom, 2009, 10 x 10 ft. Latex on walls, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Designed as a multiple DIY project, this image can be painted by anyone following a simple pattern contained in a kit with instructions, brushes and paint.