The Possibilty of An Exit


fabric, copper, salt, wire, plastic, wood

On a larger scale, the Possibility of an Exit, 2014, is a sculptural installation made with salt soaked fabric, fencing, window blinds, tubing and other materials. These elements seem to spiral downward from the top of the gallery wall and ceiling, appearing to be momentarily suspended. Diaz takes advantage of the innate quality of the materials to coil, fan, twist, bend and stretch, adding rhythm and movement as they arc through space. She uses lighting to create volume and lift to billowy fabrics while she has carefully orchestrated shadows to increase the work’s complexity and atmosphere. Atmosphere is in fact a key element that runs through Diaz’s work, implying layers of unspoken narratives only suggested by her noir titles.