Dismantling and accumulating, proliferating and separating, the sense of obliterating and the sounds from the invisible cosmos. – Yayoi Kusama
At first glance, the Mattress Factory exudes modern creativity. Visitors are instantly greeted by walls covered in dazzling color-changing panels. Further inside the Mattress Factory, visitors will find several unorthodox installation art exhibits, which are built, housed, and taken down all within the confines of each room. These exhibits vary from minimalistic rooms with only a single projection of a shape to an intricate house filled with intricate trinkets and furniture. This creative expression is deeply rooted within the history of the area. The history of the Mexican War Streets illuminates the rise of creativity in the surrounding area and ultimately explains the construction of the Mattress Factory.
“We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.” –Picasso
Marked by houses covered in murals, handcrafted wooden wings, and Chinese characters, this Northside sanctuary brings writers, readers, and neighbors together in a thriving community.