Installation

Left to Your Own Devices, 2014

Installation at Two Shelves, October 14th, 2014

Installation at Two Shelves, October 14th, 2014

A Participatory Digital Installation created for Two Shelves

Two Shelves is an apartment gallery which promotes site-specific installation. Rather than ask artists to simply show their usual work on a shelf, the aptly-titled project’s founders hope the intimate and minimal space is used as a springboard for new ideas. When invited to exhibit, my recent projects had all been digital, online exhibitions, and I knew that I wanted that work to carry over into this physical space.

After some time considering projections against a wall-piece, I decided I didn’t want anything tangible. I wanted a screen on the wall, or possibly multiple small screens, and after the sobering realization that I couldn’t afford a batch of tablets came the epiphany: nearly every visitor to the show would have a screen with them. I would simply request that the visitor load the project in some fashion and participate, contributing to the whole. This simple premise eventually led to Relinquish.Me, the piece which, iterated into a multitude of variables, generates the installation. Hence: Left to Your Own Devices.

To the exhibition space, I brought nothing physical: there was no install, and there was no wall text. Visitors were verbally prompted to enter the url into their mobile device, select a screen orientation, then participate by placing the device anywhere on a shelf. On screen, a video looped—a set of clips, selected randomly from several hours of video screen captures, documentations of operating system performances, created for the exhibition.

Here, for example, are several devices running a few sets of clips…

Live demo: devices on two shelves

The installation grew and contracted as the crowd did. It was remarkable to see the room of people stripped of their phones and the usual engagement that goes with them. Nearly everybody faced the wall of screens, like in a theater, and conversations flowed. At first, along with project founders Joe Rudko and Kelly Björk, I personally instructed people; in time, the visitors shared the premise of the show among one another. As Joe quipped, the url went viral.

Create your own unique installation!

Create your own unique installation!

My favorite part of this piece is that an iteration of it can be created anywhere, anytime. It is ready for you online. Simply load Relinquish.Me into any number of mobile browsers, choose your screen orientation, and place the devices together for your own unique, never-the-same-twice, digital installation.

Further reading: Interview with Greg Lundgren for ‘Between the Shelves’

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Alterations (Found and Unbound), 2013

80 hand-embroidered vintage postcards, pushpins and yarn, 16 x 4’

80 hand-embroidered vintage postcards, pushpins and yarn, 16 x 4’

An 80-piece installation for Bumbershoot

I was invited to include work in Found and Unbound, an exhibition featuring artists who repurpose found objects in their work. Originally I was asked to create a small set of embroidered postcards, but after completing a satisfying 42 piece series earlier this year and also wanting to work more with installation, I decided to up the ante a bit. In just a few weeks, I sewed up 66 new postcards; in a single six hour session, the work seemed to just fall on the wall with precise ease. I am very pleased with the result. The project may have destroyed my wrist, but it also may be the most satisfying thing I’ve made for a wall yet. The whole series of cards and other works are available in the shop. See the install larger on the blog.

Alteration No. 110

Alteration No. 110

Alteration No. 109

Alteration No. 109

Alteration No. 66

Alteration No. 66

Alteration No. 67

Alteration No. 67

Alteration No. 68

Alteration No. 68

Alteration No. 72

Alteration No. 72

Alteration No. 73

Alteration No. 73

Alteration No. 74

Alteration No. 74

Alteration No. 79

Alteration No. 79

Alteration No. 81

Alteration No. 81

Alteration No. 84

Alteration No. 84

Alteration No. 85

Alteration No. 85

Alteration No. 113

Alteration No. 113

Alteration No. 112

Alteration No. 112

Alteration No. 111

Alteration No. 111

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Inertia, 2013

Inertia No. 6, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 17 x 14 inches

Inertia No. 6, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 17 x 14 inches

solo show at LxWxH, July 2013

In this series, I’m pushing the aesthetics of the Connotations series to new places with larger, more elaborately embroidered collage.

The exhibition also features three experiments with site-specific installation.

Inertia No. 10, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 24 x 19 inches

Inertia No. 10, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 24 x 19 inches

Inertia No. 12, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 19 x 16 inches

Inertia No. 12, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 19 x 16 inches

Inertia No. 9, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 17 x 14 inches

Inertia No. 9, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 17 x 14 inches

Inertia No. 11, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 19 x 19 inches

Inertia No. 11, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 19 x 19 inches

Inertia No. 13, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 19 x 15 inches

Inertia No. 13, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 19 x 15 inches

Inertia No. 4, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 12 x 12 inches

Inertia No. 4, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 12 x 12 inches

Inertia No. 8, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 14 x 14 inches

Inertia No. 8, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 14 x 14 inches

Inertia No. 7, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 14 x 14 inches

Inertia No. 7, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 14 x 14 inches

Inertia No. 3, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 14 x 11 inches

Inertia No. 3, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 14 x 11 inches

Inertia No. 2, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 24 x 19 inches

Inertia No. 2, 2013, hand-embroidered paper collage, 24 x 19 inches

Inertia (On the Wall), site-specific installation of embroidered paper, pushpins and yarn, 80 x 80 inches

Inertia (On the Wall), site-specific installation of embroidered paper, pushpins and yarn, 80 x 80 inches

Installation view at LxWxH Gallery

Installation view at LxWxH Gallery

 

Untitled installation, pushpins and yarn, 12 x 96 inches

Untitled installation, pushpins and yarn, 12 x 96 inches

Untitled installation, pushpins and yarn, 24 x 24 inches

Untitled installation, pushpins and yarn, 24 x 24 inches

 

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Coordination, 2013

Coordination No. 20. Hand-embroidered vintage postcard, 6 x 4 inches.

Coordination No. 20. Hand-embroidered vintage postcard, 6 x 4 inches.

A new series in which patterns and colors immerse themselves into their monochromatic surroundings

Showing at SOIL Gallery through May and available now in the shop!

Coordination No. 32

Coordination No. 32

Coordination No. 33

Coordination No. 33

Coordination No. 34

Coordination No. 34

Coordination No. 7

Coordination No. 7

Coordination No. 3

Coordination No. 3

Coordination No. 42

Coordination No. 42

Coordination No. 36

Coordination No. 36

Coordination No. 24

Coordination No. 24

Coordination No. 25

Coordination No. 25

Installation view at SOIL Gallery

Installation view at SOIL Gallery

Anchoring the series on the wall are a few pushpin & yarn pieces which also attempt to blend in…

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LxWxH, 2012

Yarn and pushpins on a wall, 24 x 24 inches.

Trying something new on the fresh new walls of LxWxH

LxWxH is a Seattle-based subscription art delivery project, each issue containing small works by two local artists and a written essay by a third, all packaged in box labeled with a hand-printed variation of the logo, which I designed two years ago. I created this piece as a permanent installation for the project’s new tangible gallery space in Georgetown, Seattle. Debut exhibition opens Saturday December 8th.

I’ve had this yarn and pushpin idea rolling around in my head for a long time now. I’m very happy to have completed this first attempt and very much look forward to working with it more!

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