The Compartment Store by Suzy Kopf: Kopf dismantled Elsewhere’s former Department Store and erected in its place the Compartment Store, an installation of well over a thousand museum items curated, arranged and installed on numerous shelves, the surrounding counters and the Co-founder’s desks. Shelves labeled with humor infused signage like “Mostly Bowling” and “Bad Habits” reference the limitations and dreams of 20th century America. Furthermore, the work deeply reflects the collecting interests of both Sylvia Gray and Co-founder Stephanie Sherman, who amassed a number of the items in the previous installation, here reimagined. The work functions as homage to the many lands within the great city of Elsewhere and the possibilities present within prior ‘lost causes’.

The Compartment Store before Kopf’s reorganization and rearrangment

Shelf organization before reorganization

“Santa’s Workshop” compartment

“Beauty” compartment