Transformation Parlor

  title={Transformation Parlor},
  author={Carol Sun},
  journal={Art Journal},
  pages={42 - 47}
  • Carol Sun
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Art Journal
Transformation Parlor is my simulacrum of a Victorian sitting parlor. I premiered it in 2000 at Wave Hill, a non-profit cultural institution in the Bronx, New York, housed in a grand residence built in 1927 in the Georgian Revival style. With the rise of mass production in the Victorian period, which coincided with the Industrial Revolution, the growing middle class acquired the purchasing power to furnish their homes with affordable mass-produced objects inspired by the furnishings of the… Expand