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Image courtesy of   Mehves Lelic .

Image courtesy of Mehves Lelic.

Hard to say, to acknowledge, to see (a history of the immoral)

[Part one of a two-part visual summation of USA in 2018.] Made with trash collected on walks and from daily life, 2018.

From two-person exhibition REMAKE-REMODEL, with Aurora Robson.
Co-curated by Tara Gladden and Elizabeth Kaufman.
Salisbury University, Maryland, 2019

Exhibition Statement Excerpt:
This exhibition is a thought piece on the troubled current state of our nation; the jarring mix of extremes from venal, insular, and corrupt, to decent, visionary, and humane. Behind it all: the slow inevitable forces of nature and geologic time which ultimately engulf and obliterate the best and worst of humanity.

This first installation, Hard to say, to acknowledge, to see (a history of the immoral), is informed by a futurist, fascist-authoritarian aesthetic. The erotics of speed, newness, desire, and aggression. It is made with cheap discarded products collected from daily life and while walking.

Curatorial statement by Tara Gladden and Ellizabeth Kaufman: