This evolving installation is part of a trilogy of shows that have transformed at each location. Silent Salinity started at Museum of Northwest Art as part of the Surge exhibit. The gallery with three installations focused on a haunting ghost meadow, a wire salt encrusted journal turned fishing net and a ruin akin to an archaeological dig. The show evolved at 950 Gallery in Tacoma as Silent Salinity: after the dig. The ruins were catalogued and presented as artifacts. New work added includes a video installation of an eerie desert island of salt projected onto as if underwater. In Groundswell Coss brings this eeriness into this stories conclusion as she constructs a monumental wave that transforms the initial installation encompassing the gallery with misty fabric and projection.
I will be in residence at METHOD Gallery Monday through Friday March 1-20 as I transform the space from a stark dystopian landscape of salt laden grass into a churning, ethereal swell reflecting our current social climate.