Exit Strategy, 2011 – 2013
7′ x 10′ x 4′
acrylic lacquer on wood, fiberglass, steel with acrylic and rubber
The works in DARK DAYS PAYS examine architecture as an expression of power, incorporating multiple fractional elements that when paired together suggest a complicity between the parts. Architectural fragments, pieces of precious detritus, and symbols of power, violence, and aggression meet in a sculptural Venn diagram of association: a decommissioned nuclear reactor and in-ground-pool meet a trompe-l’œil pile of cigarette butts and mirror-polished beer cans; a three-story free-standing escalator freed from its architectural confines is dressed up in military drag. These works are stream-of-consciousness propositions that question many of the comforts of modern life, suggesting a complicity between convenience and aggression.