Sarah Sze is known for her site-specific sculptures and installations that combine mundane objects, ranging from hardware store items to household plants, into elaborate, architectural presentations imbuing the everyday with surprising significance. Her work incorporates her ranging interests in visual art, architecture, science, and philosophy.
Sze’s exhibition at The Fabric Workshop and Museum explores the construction and measurement of space, mass, time, and volume through the use of materials. Three museum floors—the first, second, and eighth floor galleries—contain different experiments. Each one turns the viewer’s sense of scale, gravity, and information on its head. Common objects like rocks, newspapers, and furniture mutate from something known, to something foreign, fragile, newly composed, and entirely transformed.