A recent installation at the Walter Maciel Gallery is titled “The Living Room.” However, it is anything but a normal living room as everything is created out of gray felt, or covered in gray felt. “The Living Room” is life-sized and includes everything from a fireplace to vases with flowers, all in a simplistic monotone medium. While the installation is somewhat disorganized in its placement of books throughout the living room, it also leaves a ghostly empty feeling due to the color and uniformity.
- The Living Room,” a gasp-inducing installation by Timothy Paul Myers, derives part of its power from its internal contradictions.
- It is a slice of reality at once amplified and muted, heightened and yet reduced to a bare minimum.
- The Living Room” is provocative, not staid but stirring. That hush upon first sight is but the flip side to a sensory roar.
“It is a slice of reality at once amplified and muted, heightened and yet reduced to a bare minimum.”