ARTIST STATEMENT: I am a visual artist, curator, and museum-maker. In all my work, I explore the performance and material culture of authority and the language of power. With a studio art practice that examines modes of institutional display, memory, and the history of spectacle; consulting work with nonprofits and visual arts organizations; and curatorial work in galleries and museums, I am a leader and participant in the resurgence of small, quirky museums and artist-run spaces in New York.
Map, Chembur to Vashi 2013 Pencil, inkjet, ink and wash on gessoed panel with lens, photograph and hand-made circuitry 8"x16" A subjective, hand-drawn map of a train trip through urban Bombay, culminating in a vista contained within the map's secret diorama.
The Attempted Rescue and Killing of the Romanovs/Twin Peaks, Fire Walk with Me 2011 Paint, pencil, ink, turnbuckles, thread, string, nuts and bolts, on canvas and acrylic 14"x32" Part of a series of palimpsests, wherein 2 unrelated texts are selected (here, the screenplay from a film and a map of the British military operation and its results from 1918) and superimposed on can
Untitled (Self Portrait) 2010 Paint, silver leaf, paper and passport transfer paper on canvas 8"x14"
Untitled (verschwommen) 1996 Paint, pencil, string, vinyl lettering, and ink on mirror. 8"x14"
The Great Coney Island Spectacularium 2011 Installation An installation in the Coney Island Museum with Joanna Ebenstein about the pre-cinematic history of Coney Island.
The Cosmorama of the Great Dreamland Fire 2011 Installation A 360-degree panoramic painting in the style of pre-cinematic spectacles in Europe and America.
The Cosmorama of the Great Dreamland Fire: Thoughts On the Passing of an Ideal and the End of an Era 2012 Hand-bound book
Postcards from Paradise 2010 Installation Installation in the Coney Island Museum with Martha Wilson. Postcards from the Coney Island Museum, video by Martha Wilson, live Postmaster.
Untitled (B B) 2013 Paint, colored pencil, string, paper, vinyl letters and ink on canvas in hand-carved frame 10"x10" A painted canvas copied from hand-painted advertising in Mumbai, India in a hand-carved kashmiri frame.
Map, Red Hook 2013 Pencil, ink and wash on vellum over photograph 8"x8"
Map, Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2013 Pencil, ink and wash on vellum over photograph 8"x8"
Map, Arabian Sea 2013 Pencil, ink and wash on gessoed panel 8"x12"
Map, Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013 Pencil, inkjet, ink and wash on gessoed panel and paper 8"x16"
Ilf & Petrov/ Occupy 2012 Paint, pencil, ink, string, xerox, turnbuckles, thread, string, wood, nuts and bolts on canvas and acrylic 14"x32" Part of a series of palimpsests, wherein 2 unrelated texts are selected (here, the original letter/manifesto of the Occupy Movement and a map of the road trip taken by 2 Soviet Journalists across the