Miguel Monroy as part of the all of us collective presents new work in Constructive Eviction at 2 Swinson projects in Oakland, California.
Constructive Eviction is the first face-to-face exhibition of all of us. It includes works by founding members Brett Amory, Gabriella Grill, Joshua Moreno and Miguel Monroy. Located at 2 Swinson, a storage unit in East Oakland, the space sits in a tug-of-war between the arts and the economy, people and company. Constructive Eviction seeks to confront this tension through artistic challenge and claiming a disputed place.
Working in the spirit of DIY, the collective reinvents the 2 Swinson space by turning the storage unit into a gallery. In Constructive Eviction, Amory emphasizes the markings on the wall. Grill and Monroy expose uprights inside the drywall, using them as a platform to show and reveal the construction of the space. Moreno collects materials from the building and the environment, drawing attention to the materials of the outdoor environment of the storage unit. Through this mutation, artists highlight the banalities of everyday spaces and recontextualize their functionality.