Ping-Pong Table, 2007 - Phoebe Washburn

About the Work

About Ping-Pong Table

In this photographic print, installation artist Phoebe Washburn has transformed an ordinary ping-pong table into a site of discussion on system, pattern, and color. The trope of the closed-circuited game has previously figured into her work: in 2006, she collaborated ...

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In this photographic print, installation artist Phoebe Washburn has transformed an ordinary ping-pong table into a site of discussion on system, pattern, and color. The trope of the closed-circuited game has previously figured into her work: in 2006, she collaborated with Stephen Hendee on Ping-Pong Diplomacy, a joint exhibition in which the title work featured a fully-functional ping-pong arena where visitors could compete. Here, Washburn expands on the theme, making the table into a veritable canvas for her enigmatic art. 

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About the Artist

About Phoebe Washburn

The installation artist Phoebe Washburn's materials are not so much "found" as they are sought after and scavenged for, gathered from loading docks, dumpsters ...

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The installation artist Phoebe Washburn's materials are not so much "found" as they are sought after and scavenged for, gathered from loading docks, dumpsters, and abandoned lots. These expeditions provide Washburn with the enormous amounts of cardboard, wooden planks, old newspaper, and other materials that she jury-rigs into her sprawling site-specific structures. Bolstered by strategically placed folding tables, chairs, and buckets, these teetering structures—resembling a haphazard, casually engineered foray into architecture—serve as relics of the labor-intensive process for which Washburn has become known.

Washburn's largest works often incorporate performative and interactive aspects, where the interior of her installations become places where people can pick up t-shirts, or maybe have lunch. The artist's overall approach uses parody to call into question ideas of systems and processes, confronting viewers with artworks that possess an inner logic all their own.

The recipient of a Louise Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, Washburn has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including presentations at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, and Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art.

Click here to read more about Phoebe Washburn's chaotically beautiful art.

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Ping-Pong Table, 2007

Phoebe Washburn

Print
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70.00" x 50.00" $10,000
Edition of 10

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Digital chromogenic print.

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