Dannielle Tegeder: Infrastructure presents newly commissioned works by the Brooklyn-based artist for MAM’s Laurie Art Stairway and Outdoor Video Monitors. Raised in a family of steamfitters, Tegeder is fascinated by architecture, urbanism, and engineering, which inspire her abstract drawings, paintings, installations, and animations. Infrastructure features a site-specific wall installation, large-scale mobile, and series of animations that merge the interior and exterior spaces of the Museum.
A wall of glass windows in the Laurie Arts Stairway allows the mobile and installation to be visible from the street and viewers to see out on to the Museum’s grounds and beyond to the Manhattan skyline. These works draw from the infrastructure that exists behind the Museum’s walls as well as reflect what is going outside of them. A complementary pair of animations on MAM’s outdoor video monitors are digital renderings of drawings that are set to motion to rhythms of contemporary classical composer Matthew Evan Taylor. The original drawing for the animation Zeolfrora is a recent acquisition to MAM’s collection.
This exhibition is also part of MAM’s New Directions series, the centerpiece of our contemporary art program. New Directions was founded in 2011 to engage the community with new work that is at once accessible and thought provoking.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website