Curatorial Projects > In Other Words (2012)

Susan O'Malley
Big Sandwich Board (sculpture on floor), 2011
Small Sandwich Board (sculpture on floor), 2011
Plywood, paint, and hardware

“I am naturally seduced by language that expresses sheer optimism. I can't help it. For this exhibition, however, I had fun playing with language tinged with a bit of uncertainty and tension as well. The Sandwich Boards are stand-ins for the back-and-forth of a conversation. I like that the sandwich board has two sides to advertise. I imagine that the Sandwich Boards are having a hard time finding its message. Each side is in conversation with the other, fighting with itself, uncertain, maybe a bit confused. It’s definitely something we can all relate to. I was also inspired to make sandwich boards because I heard that Intersection can't have one outside its doors on Mission Street because its building is a historic landmark. To me this is really unfortunate because there are so many cool things happening inside and you wouldn't really know it otherwise.” – Susan O’Malley

In Other Words

February 1 - March 24, 2012
Intersection for the Arts
San Francisco, CA

Photo credit: Scott Chernis