Olga Koumoundouros, "Tail End," 2013, garden hose, garden hose holder, 13 x 19 x 17".
"Possessed by Glint and Dreams," a requiem for home foreclosures, comes across as a highly integrated installation for good reason — Olga Koumoundorous put in some audacious practice by both moving into and extensively painting an abandoned house in her neighborhood. Its gold-painted roof, reconfigured for its current home, hangs upside down across the first two spaces of the gallery, becoming the greater entry point into a replicated experience of her former squat. The more you become cognizant of her recent and finite inhabitation, in fact, the more resonant the work becomes. "Sun" is an all-gold painted satellite dish with fluorescent tube radiants, melding 50s-era design with pre-tanning booth technology. "Tall End" is an even more golden, wall-mounted garden hose, which partially uncoils from its holder onto the floor; the previously invisible is now a charged relic. And a spray-painted rainbow — think DIY sensibility, not unicorn — is a surprisingly effective visual through line, one which snakes across and onto photo frames as well as a blue couch, which is propped up by a would-be discarded marble countertop slab (and subsequently and charmingly dubbed "Leprechaun Trap"). Just as "Sun" is one 'satellite' to the greater swirling vortex of this domestic reclamation, so are there other satellites, the most magnetic of which is "House as Dictator," a found La-Z-Boy-style recliner that's been retrofitted with a motor causing it to recline and retract continuously, like a ideal sentry on constant alert to warn of any impending inspectors from the bank.