I'm going to just show
you briefly the few slides that will bring us up to date and lay
out some of the different kinds of work that I do and hopefully
orient us for this conversation about localradically local.
This is from "Strings, Things, and Pictures" at the
Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts in 1999. I show
you this as probably the first of the large spaces that I worked
with. My work has made the domestic a priority, domestic scale,
situating things with either small gestures or small objects.
The crocheting began, I'd say, sometime in '94-'95. But "Strings,
Things, and Pictures" situates the crocheting in the front
section of the gallery.
If you lookthis is from
the streetif you look through, there is a drop ceiling area.
Here's what I call the Mary Tyler Moore curtain see-through. More
strings, some crocheted, and some just yarn, Wal-Mart variety.
Actually, Woolworth's was my vendor of choice until they closed.
And then if you see into that
sort of cardboard drop ceiling cave area, some from the series
called the Doppelganger Series which began prior to Gothic in
'97, but it's an operation where there's a small, abstract, constructed
object, a light casting that object's shadow, and an interpretive
drawing in that shadow.