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Andy Coolquitt, Multi-Marfa Room, 2014, The Locker Plant, Marfa, TX. Photo by Andy Coolquitt.
This past spring, Coolquitt had a residency at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX, where he produced this show in an old storefront on a main street downtown. “I would leave the door open and people would walk in and talk. I heard that a lot of artists put up butcher paper on the windows and don’t engage with the public. But I didn’t want to be holed up in a studio, I didn’t want to fabricate anything, I wanted to collect and be out and about. I started bringing this stuff into this room and arranging it. That’s all that’s going on here, very little manipulation by my hand.”