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Reduced for Quick Sale

2004

Discounted bouquets delivered to the boarded up houses that surround an upstate New York artists residency.

Utica Speed Seduction Pick-Up Line (For Mark)

Utica Speed Seduction: Pick-Up Line (For Mark)

2004

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Stanley Movie Theater, Utica, NY

A classic pick-up line addressed to an entire rust-belt city in the Mohawk River Valley via its 1927 movie palace marquee.

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Utica Speed Seduction: Turn Good Girls Bad (For Brian)

2004

4’h x 8’w x 3’w, mobile electric sign

The pseudo-scientific art of neuro-linguistic programming is unleashed on West Utica through a snow-plowed car-lot sign.

Bleacher

Bleacher

Image: Tom DuBrock

Bleacher

2004

7’h x 15’w x 7’d, 75 hay bales

Borrowed hay bales used to create bleacher-style exhibition seating for a group show.

Still No. 2 (East & West Coast Units)

Still No. 2 (East & West Coast Units)

Still No. 2 (East & West Coast Units)

2003 – present

96″h x other dimensions variable, plumbing equipment

A functioning fractionating still made entirely from plumbing supplies distills corn whiskey.

Porch

Porch

Porch

2003
10’h x 24’w x 12’d, wood and fiberglass
Glassell School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

A temporary architectural intervention built onto the façade of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Glassell School of Art. Porch was a functional, though out-sized, residential feature constructed parasitically to abut the glass scrim of the building’s modernist parking lot entrance.

Hay Burner

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Hay Burner

2003

dimensions variable, 100 hay bales

Borrowed hay bales arranged into an amphitheater in Lawndale Art Center’s Main Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hay Burner: Flag

14’h x 21’w, shop rags

294 mechanic’s rags sewn into a flag/curtain/backdrop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hay Burner: Billboard

8’h x 8’w x 10’d, lumber and hardware

A billboard structure faces the front window of Lawndale Art Center. A scaled-down version of traditional rural road signage, the front of the billboard is blank.

Untitled

Untitled

Image: Fraser Stables

Untitled

2002 – present

variable dimensions, wooden doorstoppers

A gradual accretion of stolen wooden doorstops is a concrete and compulsive “trophy” collection gathered from institutions.

Security System

Security System

Security System

2002 – present

variable dimensions, wood, cigar boxes, twigs, cane tips, cardboard, paint, LED modules and hardware

An unlimited network of roughly simulated cameras, motion-sensors, intercom devices, loudspeakers and control consoles. gain what credibility they may have as audio/visual machines from blinking light-emitting diodes. In this they are just like the “real” fake security camera at the Galveston Art Center that inspired them. A limitless edition of sort-of art multiples, the piece expands as I make and distribute more of its various elements over time and space. It’s first ten elements, all cameras, were awarded as trophies for the Cinematexas International Competition – innocently installed in the home offices of filmmakers around the world.

Still No. 1

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Still No. 1

2002

dimensions variable, household appliances

A pot still constructed from household appliances.