Sara Kabot, Unfolding Space, 2011. Mixed media, installation view.

Sarah Kabot


Akron Art Museum

In The Matrix, Neo bends and folds the world, wrapping it around to fit his will. A glitch in the matrix produces an uncanny sense of déjà vu. (“Was it the same cat”) Sarah Kabot, a Cleveland-based artist, is no less facile in her ability to break and distort the limits of the material world. Her recent installation, Unfolding Space, presented a world in which the floor bends in on itself accordion-style, seemingly of its own accord, folding into stair-like structures that climb unfettered from their place. Lights crawled down from the ceiling, repositioning themselves on the walls. The illusion of materiality belied the ephemeral nature of these painstakingly cut and joined foamcore, paper, and photographic prints, which convincingly reproduced the more substantial constructions of the gallery’s white walls and wood floors. …see the entire review in the print version of November’s Sculpture magazine.