STEPHEN BRAM: THE APPROACH
The work is a shelter.
The work is a room built within a gallery, built within the museum. It is made of ordinary materials: wood, steel and painted plasterboard.
The work is abstract; it is not a representation of anything. Its form is determined by the principles underlying a practice, by an idea of a kind of space, and by the limitations of circumstance.
The interior planes of the work are oriented towards three points in space located in the museum. These points are located outside the work and have no special significance except that given to them by the work of art.
The work is a room itself rather than an object in a room, although the room is also an object. The relationship of the museum to the gallery within which the work is built is like that between the gallery where the work is built and the room enclosed by the work. A gallery is a place full of oppressive, insistent reference. The work is a shelter.