Andy Ralph's Lawn Chair Sculptures
Andy Ralph is a New York-based artist that also sings in the band Writer. We first encountered his lawn chair sculptures in the Musuem of Contemporary Art, San Diego at their La Jolla location. In the gallery space that overlooks the surrounding reefs, coves, and beaches, these lawn chairs seemed perfectly placed in the grotesquely affluent and perfectly scenic coast side of La Jolla.
This particular gallery space has been physically opened up to the air outside by the great Robert Irwin (he opened a hole in the window), and Andy Ralph's lawn chairs too seem to extend to the outside as they crawl and lurch around the space as the sprawl has around the San Diego region, a phenomenon easily observed while looking out the museum window.