Threading a Garden Hose

Brooklyn artist Justin Cooper's woven green garden hose creates a sculptural object as it meanders through Austin's testsite gallery and garden as curated by Texas Architect contributor Rachel Adams.

"Homestrectchbody" by Justin Cooper: photo by Daniel Paschall
"Homestretchbody" by Justin Cooper & Rachel Adams
"Homestretchbody" by Justin Cooper & Rachel Adams
"Homestretchbody" by Justin Cooper & Rachel Adams
"Homestretchbody" by Justin Cooper & Rachel Adams
"Homestretchbody" by Justin Cooper & Rachel Adams
"Homestretchbody" by Justin Cooper & Rachel Adams

Texas Architect contributor Rachel Adams’ recent collaboration with artist Justin Cooper redefines a simple green garden hose as a sculpted object woven through a home and yard. The installation at Austin’s testsite gallery is on view through March 30.

Cooper is known for transforming mundane, everyday objects into art installations, utilizing PVC piping, wheelbarrows, plastic hula leis, and the ever-present, green garden hose in his artistic practice. At testsite, Cooper’s immersive sculpture snakes through the domestic setting of the ground floor. Cooper explains, “There is a wobbling between the objects being what they are — hoses, in this case — and simply a means to create lines in space as opposed to referencing something else.”

Accompanying this work is a selection of Cooper's colorful and humorous drawings.

testsite is located at 502 West 33rd Street. Gallery hours are by appointment.



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