Gilded Attrition is a new outdoor site-specific installation by Ari Fish Studio as part of the Charlotte Street Foundation‘s 20th anniversary event, Every Street Is Charlotte Street. Viewing is open on August 11, 2017 and the installation will remain there until further notice! The installation is located at the Kansas City Museum Historic Grounds (3218 Gladstone Ave., KCMO 64123).
A semi-permanent installation, Gilded Attrition is located on the south-facing grounds of the Kansas City Museum and viewable from the street. In a nod to Native American “bent trees” or “pointer trees,” branches of the trees that flank the entrance of the Museum and point toward the Missouri River are gilded in copper-colored aluminum foil much like the slow growth of moss. This installation is a memorandum to the current residents of Kansas City and of the peoples that traversed the land centuries ago where the Museum now resides.