Carlie Trosclair: Exfoliation

Fall 2014


Inspired by the natural breakdown of architectural structures, Carlie Trosclair’s installations highlight buildings as ever-changing organisms that reveal patterns of beauty over time. Through site-specific interventions in abandoned spaces, Trosclair uses pliable and decorative materials, such as fabric and wallpaper, to create new topographies and narratives.Exfoliation, her project at CAM, simulates this type of evolutionary breakdown, with layers of architectural skin expanding across the museum walls. Consisting of salvaged two-by-fours, wallpaper, and drywall, the ostensibly deteriorating composition transforms the space, creating new relationships between surface, interior, and structural support.