Exhibition: Open Space: Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, 2008
An Inaccessible Gazebo, 2008
Customized prefabricated polyvinyl chloride
9' x 9' x 12'
Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova's An Inaccessible Gazebo consists of a white vinyl gazebo that the artist has customized to be completely closed off. The railings of the gazebo go all the way around, offering no means of entry. This inaccessibility creates a sharp contrast to the structure's familiar purpose. The artist is interested in the alluring nature of the pristine white structure, as well as undermining the viewer's understanding of suburban structures as they pertain to the ideas of shelter and security; the exploration of space and boundaries; and questioning the establishment of value in the practice of art.