Oscar Maguire
Multidisciplinary Designer  ︎

Gray Wielebinski – Exhibition
5th January — 30th October 2023 | Selfridges Art Block Commission

Development of 3D model and design drawings based on a concept design by artist Gray Wielebinski. The model was used for both photo-realistic visualisations used for sign off with Selfridges and for the fabrication of the work.

Exhibition spotlights the public restroom as a monument, sanctuary and secret. By evoking the Victorian Gothic style of architecture, the piece references feminist campaigns that equalised access to public sanitation facilities in the 20th century and led to Selfridges being the first department store to open women’s public toilets. It also nods to the connotation of these spaces as cruising sites and today’s conflicting visions of the purpose of public bathrooms, which often collide in transphobic “bathroom panics.” The two vitrines feature walkways divided by applique vanity screens that invite viewers to enter inside the window displays and reflect on the paradox of being alone in public.

︎︎︎Bold Tencencies
︎︎︎Selfridges Art Block

Pre-production Visualisations

Final Photographs

Courtesy of Gray Wielebinski
Photo: Andrew Meredith

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