Tuesday, January 12, 2010
New Work at MSSU Spiva Gallery
What is needed is the rearticulation of the 'sign' in which cultural identities may be inscribed, in other words, a work of creative reappropriation of cultural representations of all types.
Robert Nelson, Homi Bhabha
This work represents six months of playing with symbols and materials. It deals with a reconfiguration of image and organization, a turning of the soil on a set of ideas. I approached the space site-specifically, as an installation, first hanging the large pieces, then installing the black cut paper and electrical tape. Some of the symbols were created by high school students at the Missouri Fine Arts Academy. Much of the organization is based on traditional quilt patterns.