Artist Laure Drogoul will create an immersive installation and uncanny dry cleaner shop composed of low density polyethylene (the clear plastic used to package “clean” garments). The work reflects on the ubiquitous cleaners of our urban landscape and draws on the history of Cardinal, which once housed a dry-cleaning business. Drogoul’s project emphasizes the growing environmental problem of LDPE plastic #4 and the use of perchloroethylene, a known toxin, to clean wearables. During the exhibition, on-going performances will guide gallery visitors through the cleaning process.
An opening reception will take place Saturday, April 20, 6-9 p.m.