Sculpture and Installation
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation Photographs, lumber, sandbags, 6'x2'x2'
FALLING WATER; JOB SITE, 2018
Photographs, lumber, sandbags, 6'x2'x2'

This series of photographic images were all shot on the site of Frank LLoyd Wright's stunning house and modernist icon FALLING WATER.  The house embodies the architect’s ambition to push the union of nature and architecture together as much as possible. The effort to keep this building alive has been epic over the decades, with carpenters and restoration crews working most days per year to protect it. In fact, two of the original balconies gave way, leaving the need for new construction on top of reconstruction.

Built in 1935 for a wealthy patron, it has been in the family for two generations. It was eventually taken over by a preservation society which sells tickets, leads tour groups, and raises the rest through grant funding. It takes all of this funding, new advances in structural engineering and a full time construction crew, 24/7, to maintain the house year round. And now, to keep it in tact; living, breathing and water flowing through it, everyone's goals are heroic from architect, to audience, to carpenters.


FALLING-WATER; JOB SITE is a sculpture/photo hybrid. Sculptural sets are built using large scale photos of the house as raw materials. These sculptural sets, or staged installations, are then extensively rephotographed for printing. In the end, both the sculpture and the ‘photographs’ co-exist in a gallery space.

Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation Photographs, lumber, sandbags
JOB SITE; Backside
2018
Photographs, lumber, sandbags
6'x2'x2'
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation Photographs, lumber, sandbags
JOB SITE; Both Sides
2018
Photographs, lumber, sandbags
6'x2'x2'
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation Photographs, lumber, sandbags
JOB SITE; Jacks & Flats
2018
Photographs, lumber, sandbags
6'x2'x2'
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation Photographs, lumber, sandbags
JOB SITE; Wheelhouse
2018
Photographs, lumber, sandbags
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation Photographs, lumber, sandbags
JOB SITE; Waterfall
2018
Photographs, lumber, sandbags
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation Photographs, lumber, sandbags
JOB SITE; Forest Split
2018
Photographs, lumber, sandbags
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation Photographs, lumber, sandbags
JOB SITE: Sandbags
2018
Photographs, lumber, sandbags
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation Photographs, lumber, sandbags
JOB SITE; Blue Tape
2018
Photographs, lumber, sandbags
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation Photographs, lumber, sandbags
JOB SITE; Red Bucket
2018
Photographs, lumber, sandbags
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation Plywood, cork, tiles, shag chenille carpet, recycled foam stuffing
SITE LINE
2016
Plywood, cork, tiles, shag chenille carpet, recycled foam stuffing
Overall: 35'x4'x6'

COLBY MUSEUM OF ART in Watertown, Maine.
Site-specific installation, commissioned by the Colby Museum of Art.
Terraced wood platforming, covered with cork tile and a series of Shag Chenille Topiary Chairs providing functional seating for viewing or being viewed.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation Plywood, cork, tiles, shag chenille carpet, recycled foam stuffing
SITE LINE
2016
Plywood, cork, tiles, shag chenille carpet, recycled foam stuffing
Overall: 35 x 4 x 6 feet

COLBY MUSEUM OF ART in Watertown, Maine.
Site-specific installation, commissioned by the Colby Museum of Art.
Terraced wood platforming, covered with cork tile and a series of Shag Chenille Topiary Chairs providing functional seating for viewing or being viewed.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation Plywood, cork, tiles, shag chenille carpet, recycled foam stuffing
SITE LINE
2016
Plywood, cork, tiles, shag chenille carpet, recycled foam stuffing
Overall: 35 x 4 x 6 feet

COLBY MUSEUM OF ART in Watertown, Maine.
Site-specific installation, commissioned by the Colby Museum of Art.
Terraced wood platforming, covered with cork tile and a series of Shag Chenille Topiary Chairs providing functional seating for viewing or being viewed.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation shag chenille, foam stuffing, cork tile on wood platforms
UTOPIARY TERRACE
2011
shag chenille, foam stuffing, cork tile on wood platforms

Installation at Decordova Museum. Lincoln, Ma.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation shag chenille beanbags, wood platforms, cork tile
UTOPIARY TERRACE
2011
shag chenille beanbags, wood platforms, cork tile
detail

Installation at DeCordova Museum. Lincoln, Ma.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation shag chenille beanbags, wood platforms, cork tile
UTOPIARY TERRACE
2011
shag chenille beanbags, wood platforms, cork tile

Installation at DeCordova Museum. Lincoln, Ma.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation shag chenille beanbags, wood platforms, cork tile
UTOPIARY TERRACE
2011
shag chenille beanbags, wood platforms, cork tile

Installation at DeCordova Museum. Lincoln, Ma.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation shag chenille beanbags
PUBLIC INSTALLATION
2011
shag chenille beanbags

Installation view at Editions and Artist Books.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation chenille shag and shredded foam filler
TOPIA CHAIRS
2008
chenille shag and shredded foam filler
48"x48"x36"

TOPIA is a word fragment derived partly from the word UTOPIA; an ideal but unattainable state and TOPIARY; an artificially sculpted landscape.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation shag chenille carpet over plywood
INSTALLATION VIEW
2010
shag chenille carpet over plywood

To versions of the LESS sculpture; a horozontal floor piece and and upright vertical version
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation shag chenille over plywood
LESS
2010
shag chenille over plywood
3'x3'x1'

Referencing Robert Indiana's famous LOVE sculpture from the 1960's, this smaller, softer version offers a different word for our time; LESS.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation shag chenille over plywood
LESS
2010
shag chenille over plywood
3'X3'X1'

Referencing Robert Indiana's famous LOVE sculpture from the 1960's, this smaller, softer version offers a different word for our time; LESS.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation Shag chenille carpet over plywood
MORE LESS
2010
Shag chenille carpet over plywood
4'x4'x2'

The word LESS is spelled out in carpet that appears to be rising up from or sinking into the floor.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation 2"x4"s plywood and video projections
SECOND HOME (Bakalar Gallery, Mass College of Art)
2005
2"x4"s plywood and video projections
14'x15'x16'

A-Frame house kits became popular in the 60’s and 70’s. They were available at the local lumberyard for $3000.
This A-Frame, with one end up on stilts, can still be traversed by the viewer who enters by stepping through the roof beams and onto the slanted floor.
Video projections cover the windows and doors.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation 2"x4"s plywood and video projections
SECOND HOME (Bakalar Gallery, Mass College of Art)
2005
2"x4"s plywood and video projections
14'x15'x16'

A-Frame house kits became popular in the 60’s and 70’s. They were available at the local lumberyard for $3000.
This A-Frame, with one end up on stilts, can still be traversed by the viewer who enters by stepping through the roof beams and onto the slanted floor.
Video projections cover the windows and doors.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation 2"x4"s plywood and video projections
SECOND HOME (Bakalar Gallery, Mass College of Art)
2005
2"x4"s plywood and video projections
14'x15'x16'

A-Frame house kits became popular in the 60’s and 70’s. They were available at the local lumberyard for $3000.
This A-Frame, with one end up on stilts, can still be traversed by the viewer who enters by stepping through the roof beams and onto the slanted floor.
Video projections cover the windows and doors.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation 2"x4"s plywood and video projections
SECOND HOME (Bakalar Gallery, Mass College of Art)
2005
2"x4"s plywood and video projections
14'x15'x16'

A-Frame house kits became popular in the 60’s and 70’s. They were available at the local lumberyard for $3000.
This A-Frame, with one end up on stilts, can still be traversed by the viewer who enters by stepping through the roof beams and onto the slanted floor.
Video projections cover the windows and doors.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation artificial grass, photographs
CUL-DE-SAC (Installation at The FRAC, Villa Tamaris)
2005
artificial grass, photographs

This installation is comprised of 4 functioning Bean Bag Chairs made from artificial grass and 10 photographs of suburban ranch houses built in the 60's.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation  artificial grass, photographs
CUL-DE-SAC (Installation at The FRAC, Villa Tamaris)
2005
artificial grass, photographs

This installation is comprised of 4 functioning Bean Bag Chairs made from artificial grass and 10 photographs of suburban ranch houses built in the 60's.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation  artificial grass, photographs
CUL-DE-SAC (detail)
2005
artificial grass, photographs

This installation is comprised of 4 functioning Bean Bag Chairs made from artificial grass and 10 photographs of suburban ranch houses built in the 60's.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation plywood and aluminum pipe
LE GRAN CONFORT (couch and chair)
2004
plywood and aluminum pipe
couch 76"x40"x36" chair 40"x40"x36"

Based on Le Corbusiers' LE PETITE CONFORT. This version is 50% larger. Plywood and aluminum replace the leather and chrome of the original.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation plywood and aluminum pipe
LE GRAN CONFORT (couch)
2004
plywood and aluminum pipe
76"x40"x36"
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation  plywood and aluminum pipe
LE GRAN CONFORT (couch)
2004
plywood and aluminum pipe
76"x40"x36"
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation 2"x4"s
PLATFORM BENCH
2004
2"x4"s
96"x30"x30"

Based on George Nelsons' Platform Bench. This version is twice as large, made of construction grade 2"x4"s.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation plywood and aluminum pipe
NESTING TABLES
2004
plywood and aluminum pipe
40"x48"x30"

Based on Marcel Breurs' Nesting Tables. This version is 50% larger. Plywood and aluminum replace the ebony and chrome of the original.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation wood, upholsery and video
TRIPPING NOT TRIPPING
2003
wood, upholsery and video
24"x24"x18"

A small embedded monitor plays an endless loop of the opening shot from a popular 60's sitcom in which a man (Dick Van Dyke) trips over his ottomon in one shot and skips around it in the next.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation wood, upholsery and video
TRIPPING NOT TRIPPING (detail)
2003
wood, upholsery and video
24"x24"x18"

A small embedded monitor plays an endless loop of the opening shot from a popular 60's sitcom in which a man (Dick Van Dyke) trips over his ottomon in one shot and skips around it in the next.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation carpet and wood
REVERSIBLE TABLE
2003
carpet and wood
48"x60"x18"
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation aluminum, carpet, wood
STORAGE GAP
2003
aluminum, carpet, wood
48"x60"x18"
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation carpet
SEATING ARRANGEMENT
2002
carpet
12'x12'x1'

Inverted Butterfly Chairs
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation carpet
FLOOR SKIN
2002
carpet
36"x12"x30"

Inverted Butterfly Chair.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation shag carpet
TRIPLE COW
2006
shag carpet
30"x40"x12"

Based on the Butterfly Chair, considered to be one of the most copied designs of all time. These chairs without stands, hang off the wall.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation fabric, foam, plastic pipe
MARSEILLE CLUB
2004
fabric, foam, plastic pipe
30"x30"x30"

Based on LeCorbusiers' Le Petite Confort chair. This fabric, from the south of France, shows traditional provencal folk patterns.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation carpet, wood and video
BEGIN AGAIN (installation at SITE SANTA FE)
1999
carpet, wood and video

Two plaid carpet runners, 70 ft long each, navigate the viewer through two rooms of the gallery. Wooden benches, replicas of George Nelsons 1947 Platform Bench, are upended and half buried in the carpet. Plywood and 2”x4” replace the maple and ebony of the original benches.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation carpet, wood and video
BEGIN AGAIN (installation at SITE SANTA FE)
1999
carpet, wood and video

Two plaid carpet runners, 70 ft long each, navigate the viewer through two rooms of the gallery. Wooden benches, replicas of George Nelsons 1947 Platform Bench, are upended and half buried in the carpet. Plywood and 2”x4” replace the maple and ebony of the original benches.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation carpet, wood and video
BEGIN AGAIN (installation at SITE SANTA FE)
1999
carpet, wood and video

Two plaid carpet runners, 70 ft long each, navigate the viewer through two rooms of the gallery. Wooden benches, replicas of George Nelsons 1947 Platform Bench, are upended and half buried in the carpet. Plywood and 2”x4” replace the maple and ebony of the original benches.
Barbara Gallucci Sculpture and Installation carpet, wood and video
BEGIN AGAIN (installation at SITE SANTA FE)
1999
carpet, wood and video

Two plaid carpet runners, 70 ft long each, navigate the viewer through two rooms of the gallery. Wooden benches, replicas of George Nelsons 1947 Platform Bench, are upended and half buried in the carpet. Plywood and 2”x4” replace the maple and ebony of the original benches.