With Under Renovation, I have altered Smack Mellon's interior with an architectural addition, while also addressing the subject of building materials and methods from the past and present. Like this gallery, many old buildings in New York are made new again through contemporary renovations. The history of their architecture is partially concealed beneath more recent remodeling. A contrast exists between materials, craftsmanship, and aesthetic of old and new construction. With this installation, I have fused elements from the original boiler building with modern materials and techniques, such as those used in the refurbishment of Smack Mellon. I used standard building materials to either replicate or mimic interior elements of the original structure. Installations such as this allow me to reinvent interior spaces. I acknowledge their distinct characteristics while presenting them in a different way.

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