Playing with the materials associations, Awning simultaneously makes reference to a beach chair and an awning, while being neither. Instead we are left with material and form: a long striped canvas hung from two vertical pipes set in a cement slab. The fabric feels slack rather than tense, precarious rather than supportive. The references juxtapose the open, skeletal nature of the work. There is no hidden frame, everything is visible. Awning was the 2nd work Miss created while in graduate school at the Maryland Institute of Art, in 1966.
1966 | AWNING