Whatever happens, things are going to get wilder, and wilder, and wilder
[Part one of a two-part visual summation of USA, 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, 2018
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 second installation, Whatever happens, things are going to get wilder, and wilder, and wilder, incorporates trash from daily life in makeshift collaboration with natural processes. Objects are repurposed and re-incorporated in a slow process of transmogrification. An old television is converted into a grow light for nearby plants. Plants collected from eastern shore (including Salisbury University’s campus) sprout, grow and sometimes die in the gallery. Slow steady work happens underground, quietly, in the dark, in small intimate ways, sometimes even through sleep and the unconscious.