Three Sisters is an exhibition grounded on disruption, process and palindrome. Siblings Lisa and Janelle Iglesias worked together in print media, sculpture, and found object collage to create an interesting and playful/explorative space.
The exhibition is not curated in a way that is intended for the viewer to follow a set narrative, instead, the viewer is expected to more actively engage with the space. The only real marker of the “beginning” is a handmade flag, suspended above the entry way. However, without careful consideration, it could easily be missed.
With kind of an unhinged minimalist aesthetic (industrial aesthetics and grids meet playful, chaotic, and hidden gems), the sisters make the viewer experience the pieces in a way that involves physically looking into spaces, either in actual space or with paper cut-outs that push and pull the actual space.
The middle of the exhibition is taken over primarily by a large wall. The wall creates an alcove, overall the object is large with no visibility above or around it. However, the viewer can look through it. With jagged-edged cut outs, the viewer is able to see hands at work, empty spaces that reflect on materiality, and the hands of the sisters through handmade objects that make their way into the structure.
Overwhelmingly, and through the transition between wall, floor, readymade, handmade, what have you, the sisters are trying to eliminate difference between space, format, material, and overall, borders. Beyond the playful and energetic presence of the work, the all-over quality, the willingness to puncture pieces and to play with notions of space are really based on the ability for humans to transgress borders and set social expectation.