Kate Costello’s ‘Untitled’ is a reproduction of a large metal archway that mimics an existing structure in the Wallspace gallery, a remnant of its former use as a turn-of-the-century warehouse. Costello’s structure is built using the same materials and methods as the original architectural form, preserving details that allude tofunction, to work, and to a past linked inextricably to production and commerce. The replication of the object and the details of its construction draw the visitors’ attention to the interaction between the existing architecture, its history and to the object, and then to their own presence and relationship between the two as they enter the space.
Kate Costello: Untitled, 2011 / Wallspace, New York. Courtesy of Art Basel Miami Beach.