Site-specific Installation

49

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49

Date: 2017
Location: Washington, D.C.
Commissioning Agent: Human Rights Campaign
Medium: Flag fabric, trussing, and LED lights.
Size: 108 x 40 x 40 feet / 33 x 12 x 12 meters

“49” is an ephemeral monument to the victims killed at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016.

Inspired by the LGBTQ movement’s iconic Pride Flag, the piece is made of custom-printed banner material, […]

A face with a view

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A face with a view

Date: 2016
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Commissioning Agent: Private commission
Medium: Hand-dyed, 100% cotton, fire-retarded ropes, paint, and hardware
Size: 36 x 13.75 feet / 10.97 x 4.45 meters

Private commission for a family’s new home in Newport Beach, CA linking the three floors together in colorful, geometric unison.

A million things that make your head spin

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A million things that make your head spin

Date: 2016-2017
Location: Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Commissioning Agent: Art & About and the City of Sydney
Medium: flagging tape, wood, paint, and hardware
Size: 51.4 x 27.5 x 84.8 feet / 15.67 x 8.37 x 25.85 meters

One of Geckler’s largest installations to date, A million things that make your head spin , is a six-story […]

We’ve got to cross this great big world somehow

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We’ve got to cross this great big world somehow

Date: 2016-2018
Location: Los Angeles Airport, Terminal 3, Los Angeles, CA
Commissioning Agent: Los Angeles World Airports, Department of Cultural Affairs, and The City of Los Angeles
Medium: Hand-dyed, 100% cotton, fire-retarded ropes, wood, paint, hardware
Size: 103 x 30.8 x 28 feet / 31.4 x 9.4 x 8.5 meters

Comprised of 21,000 linear feet (6400 meters) of […]

The flame that burns your change

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The flame that burns your change

Date: 2016
Location: Cypress, CA
Commissioning Agent: Cypress College Art Gallery
Medium: Flagging tape, pedestal
Size: 9 x 4 x 10 feet / 2.74 x 1.22 x 3.05 meters

Commissioned for the exhibition: Newton to Albers: Color Theory to Creative Practice, this installation was conceived with tonality (the mixture of color with gray) as its inspiration. The palette was intentionally restricted to bright […]

Hallucinate and tranquilize

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Hallucinate and tranquilize

Date: 2016
Location: London, UK
Commissioning Agent: The Courtauld Institute
Medium: Flagging tape, pedestal
Size: 18.5 x 15 x 70 feet / 5.6 x 4.6 x 21.3 meters

Commissioned for the Courtauld Biennial exhibition, “Artificial Realities”, this installation was conceived using the six-story stairwell as its inspiration. The palette of blue, green, and yellow was meant to reference the colors of the natural world (sky, plants, and […]

Let’s forget has torn me apart

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Let’s forget has torn me apart

Date: 2015
Location: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Cañada Flintridge, California
Commissioning Agent: Flintridge Preparatory School
Medium: Flagging tape, pedestal
Size: 25 x 8 x 8 feet / 7.62 x 2.44 x 2.44 meters

Originating from the perimeter of an octagonal skylight above a grand staircase, strands of flagging tape descend into the base of a pedestal placed directly […]

Chop down your masterplan in nanoseconds

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Chop down your masterplan in nanoseconds

Date: 2015
Location: MAMA Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Medium: Flagging tape, pedestal
Size: 127 x 24 x 108 inches / 3.23 x 0.61 x 2.74 meters

Using a concrete brick cutout window as a point of departure and inspiration, strands of the flagging tape from the base of the pedestal are connected in a crisscrossing pattern and tied […]

This pattern’s torn and we’re weaving

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This pattern’s torn and we’re weaving

Date: 2014
Location: Art Gallery at Glendale College, Glendale, California
Medium: Flagging tape, pedestals
Size: 6 x 8 x 20 feet / 1.83 x 2.44 x 6.1 meters

Using a skylight overhead as a point of departure and inspiration, strands of the flagging tape were connected at the perimeter above and intersected midway, terminating at the bases of […]

No chance to look backwards and see

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No chance to look backwards and see

Date: 2012
Location: Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah
Commissioning Agent: Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Medium: Flagging tape, wood, hardware, paint

(9) Wall Weavings Description:
Size: Each weaving is approximately 22 feet / 6.7 meters square
Using stainless steel hardware bolted to the wall as a structure, flagging tape was woven using a traditional […]

FlagTag at Ted Active

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FlagTag at Ted Active
Date: 2012
Location: Riviera Resort, Palm Springs, California
Commissioning Agent: TED Conference
Medium: Flagging tape
Size: 3Variable – exterior fence, wrapped trees, interior suite, balcony railing

Geckler was a featured artist at TedActive 2012, the TED Convention was telecast to the site and attendees were immersed in a series of talks, activities and interactive presentations that […]

Seeing thoughts in repeat

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Seeing thoughts in repeat
Date: 2011
Location: Hollywood, California
Commissioning Agent: Urban Outfitters / Space 1520
Medium: Flagging tape, wood, hardware
Size: 50 x 30 x 20 feet / 15.24 x 9.14 x 6.1 meters

The design spanned from the street-level windows, through an interior breezeway and into the Urban Outfitters store. Created to be viewed from both the interior of the complex as well as […]

Every move you make, every step you take

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Every move you make, every step you take
Date: 2010
Location: Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, California
Medium: Flagging tape, wood, paint, hardware
Size: 30 x 22 x 12 feet / 9.14 x 6.71 x 3.66 meters

Using the overhead electrical grid as a structural framework, strands of flagging tape were woven at perpendicular directions, raining down on two side from above […]

Twisted under, sideways down

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Twisted under, sideways down
Date: 2010
Location: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Los Angeles, California
Commissioning Agent: Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the DCA Public Art Program
Medium: Flagging tape and suction cups
Size: 12 x 6 x 6 feet / 3.66 x 1.83 x 1.83 meters

The points along the four walls of the glass vitrine were arranged along inverted catenary curves. The […]

Stradle the line, in discord and rhyme

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Stradle the line, in discord and rhyme
Date: 2009
Location: Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, Texas
Commissioning Agent: Visual Artists Network Artist in Residence Program
Medium: Flagging tape and hardware
Size: 44 x 32 x 10 feet / 13.41 x 9.75 x 3.05 meters

Originating from the partial wall in the entranceway of the gallery, points were vertically oriented along both edges and […]

Set a course for wayward schemes

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Set a course for wayward schemes
Date: 2008
Location: 5th and Main Streets, Downtown Los Angeles, California
Commissioning Agent: Made possible in part by a Durfee ARC Grant
Medium: Flagging tape, wood, paint, custom designed and fabricated lights
Size: 40 x 30 x 5 feet / 12.19 x 9.14 x 1.52 meters

Located on what was, at the time, a dark and unsafe corner […]

Here in my car, where the image breaks down

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Here in my car, where the image breaks down
Date: 2008
Location: Lendrum Fine Art, Hollywood, California
Medium: Flagging tape, hardware
Size: 18 x 18 x 10 feet / 5.49 x 5.49 x 3.05 meters

Three chevrons primarily made of red, yellow and green streamed down to the windowsill, creating a three-dimensional façade viewable from the street below. The resulting interference pattern referenced […]

Fill it up and pour it down the inside

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Fill it up and pour it down the inside
Date: 2006
Location: Torrance Art Museum
Medium: Flagging tape, hardware, pedestal
Size: 18 x 20 x 12 feet / 5.49 x 6.1 x 3.66 meters

This was the first soffit to pedestal piece and served as a point of departure for the 2013 exhibition, “Rewritten by Machine on New Technology”. While the later exhibition […]

Your history’s like fire from a busted gun

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Your history’s like fire from a busted gun
Date: 2005
Location: Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California
Medium: Flagging tape, hardware, wood, paint
Size: 16 x 16 x 14 feet / 4.88 x 4.88 x 4.27 meters

Connecting to a series of beams, electrical conduits and HVAC ducting at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, three chevrons collide in the […]

Scenic pastures

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Scenic pastures
Date: 2005
Location: Geckler’s (then) Studio at the Santa Fe Art Colony
Medium: Flagging tape, hardware, wood, paint
Size: 28 x 18 x 12 feet / 8.53 x 5.49 x 3.66 meters

“Scenic Pastures” was created for the 2005 Santa Fe Art Colony Open Studio Event at Geckler’s then studio utilizing three parallel overhead sprinkler pipes as the tie-in points. Three […]

Web in front

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Web in front
Date: 2003
Location: Tall Wall Gallery, University of LaVerne
Medium: Flagging tape, hardware
Size: 35 x 20 x 20 feet / 10.67 x 6.1 x 6.1 meters

Created to be seen from multiple vistas, this installation spanned from the tall wall across a pedestrian corridor to the catwalk of the mezzanine floor. Viewers were able to investigate the piece […]

Perspective

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Perspective
Date: 2001
Location: East Gallery, Claremont, California
Medium: Flagging tape, eyehooks
Size: 40 x 40 x 14 feet / 12.19 x 12.19 x 4.27 meters

Based on two-point perspective drawing technique, Geckler used her own eye level to determine the origin points for the design located on the rear wall of the gallery. Two chevrons, one on either side of the […]

I want specifics on the general idea

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I want specifics on the general idea
Date: 2000
Location: East Gallery, Claremont, California
Medium: Flagging tape, eyehooks
Size: 40 x 40 x 14 feet / 12.19 x 12.9 x 4.27 meters

Geckler’s first flagging tape installation, and exploration into large-scale, this monochrome design created curves from straight lines. This basic technique continued to permeate later works such as “Spread the ashes […]