In the middle of the gallery is Hinant’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians (2018), a sculpture made from Ikea’s version of the Ziploc filled with water and arranged in a grid on the floor. The clear and turquoise bags, part of a stylish disposable home goods series by the brand, are printed with a grid pattern as well as the Ikea logo. The grid represents a utopic space where no point has more value than another. Infinitely expandable (the sculpture has no fixed dimensions), the work fetishizes consumer content, even celebrating the fact that the bags will eventually leak onto the floor and need to be replaced.
-From the Press Release for the exhibition, “Vanessa Gully-Santiago & Cindy Hinant,” Jack Barrett Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2018
Image courtesy Jack Barrett Gallery, New York