Art that comes from the interactions of collaborators arises from a special talent. The work always grows out of conversations. So the focus is not about producing an art object, at first -- but about relations, engagement, language, and meaning.
We are working on woven structures that incorporate light and space. They are large, modular, woven panels of fiber optic thread that are attached to LEDs, programmed to display patterns and colors from the internet and from live video and sound sources.
The ice sculptures bring attention to issues about the electoral process, the economy and class. These temporary monuments have been installed during the political conventions in Denver and St. Paul, and the 2008 economic crisis in New York City.
To communicate, to provoke conversation, to engage the public - this is the arena we work in.
ICED, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NY, NY 2011
Crater Bay Area, San Jose ICA, San Jose, CA 2008
Crater NY, Location One, NY, NY 2007
Pure Products of America 1992-2006, Printed Matter, NY, NY 2006
Happy Hour, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California 2006
Line Up, The Kitchen, NY, NY, 2004
“ITAB” San Jose Museum of Textiles, San Jose, CA 2010
“Word,” William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, MO 2009
“Close Encounters2,” Nathan Cummings Foundation, NY, NY 2009
“Labyrinth,” Exit Art, NY, NY 2009
“The Cult of Personality,” Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels 2008
“Close Encounters,” Katzen Center, American University, Wash., DC 2008
“Democracy in America,” Creative Time, NY, NY 2008
“Multiple Impressions,” New York Public Library, NY, NY 2007