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SHEILA KLEIN

Show & Hide 2002
Mead Building Portland, Oregon
Motorized draperies made from nylon mesh 10' x 20' x 8'
The Mead Building is a parole office located in a retail area on the bus mall in downtown Portland. This project consists of 5 layers of motorized draperies displayed in a storefront window. These moving curtains create different tableaus as they change and recombine. The piece addresses the street as a display that isn't selling anything, and from the inside an interior that doesn't stay in its place. The idea of change is central to this work.