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In this site-specific collaboration with Invisible Venue, Kimberlee Koym-Murteira draws inspiration from the new 99¢ store down the street from the project space. Something of a phenomenon when it first opened to the public in 2007, this store is the only clean, well-lit market in the immediate area that offers local residents the opportunity to purchase inexpensive house wares, cleaning supplies, and basic staples, such as milk.
Though the store offers a desirable alternative to the corner liquor stores that are outlying territory for drug dealers in West Oakland—lines formed around the block during the grand opening—the products themselves present a different set of concerns, such as the toxicity of their make-up to both the individuals who use them and the environment in general.
Kimberlee Koym-Murteira is largely concerned with every day rituals and domestic settings. In "99¢ Bubble" Koym-Murteira has combined various products purchased from the dollar store, such as a popular cleaning agent and scrubbing sponges, to create a dynamic mixed-media installation that visually implements bubbling liquids, streaming video, and vividly colored plastic house wares. Her larger body of work is variously rooted in new media, sculpture and installation through the combination of household objects with ephemera such as fumes, bubbles and light.
Click here to download a spec sheet for ingredients from the cleaning supplies used in "99¢ Bubble": Download 99_cent_ingredients.pdf
To view artist's portfolio, visit www.kimberleekoym-murteira.com