THERE IS SANITY AT SEA LEVEL (NO. 3) DYE SUBLIMATION PRINT ON POLYESTER 5 X 8 FEET 2022 Situated on the waterfront of Ålvik, Norway on the Hardangerfjord, the digital print on fabric is installed on a found metal structure which would have been used by fishing ships. the installation responds to the conditions of […]Read more "KH Messen: There is sanity at sea level (no. 3)"
INSOMNIA, MEMORY LOSS, LETHARGY, AND INSANITY DIGITAL PRINTS ON POLYESTER, COPPER PIPES, CINDER BLOCKS 5 X 8 FOOT EACH 2021 A series of digital works printed on fabric combine abstraction and distortion as well as images of glass Fresnel lenses found in internet searches. Together, the resulting images embody mathematical principles from quantum physics and […]Read more "Insomnia, memory loss, lethargy, and insanity"
SYMPATHETIC ASSOCIATIONS: INTERFERENCE PATTERNS DIGITAL PRINT ON OUTDOOR-GRADE NYLON, RATCHET STRAPS 15 X 22 FEET 2020 Commissioned for Play/ground 2020, a public art exhibition organized by Resource:Art and the Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art, Sympathetic associations is a large-scale digital print on fabric suspended in the skyway adjacent to Buffalo’s Explore & More Children’s Museum […]Read more "Sympathetic associations: interference patterns"
MONSTRATSIYA ARCHIVE FROSTING ON GLASS 2017 – 2018 Reappropriating absurdist Russian protest signs known as monstratsiya (-monstrations), the works call to loophole behaviors used to circumnavigate legal complications where illegibility and ‘invisibility’ are rendered as effective as direct action. Here, the act of archiving monstratsiya protest signs serves to document these ephemeral gestures and give them permanent […]Read more "Monstratsiya archive"
TO BE A PALE COPY DYE SUBLIMATION PRINTS ON POLYESTER 2016 These photographic prints of Berenice Abbott’s images—taken for physics textbook studies of wave interference patterns of light through water—are repurposed as flags on fabric, emphasizing of their iconic compositions and central geometric forms. Abbott was part of various Parisian and New York City social […]Read more "To be a pale copy"
A stack of black-and-white prints, showing paintings of Saint Francis, Saint Clare, and other recipients of the stigmata, sit on a pedestal at one end of the room. The punched holes rest on another pedestal across the room.Read more "Half a ream of stigmata"
SOMETHING TO LOCATE YOURSELF WITH INSTALLATION APPROX. 5 X 5 FEET 2015 Carried out over the course of two weeks, Something to Locate Yourself With marks the distance from the La Fragua residency to my then-home in San Francisco, in an attempt to ground my dislocation within a new place. The mosaic reads, 5822 mi. from home.Read more "Something to locate yourself with"
TRACERIES MIXED MEDIA INCORPORATING ELEMENTS OF LIGHT 2015 EXHIBITED AT LA FRAGUA RESIDENCY, BELALCAZAR, CÓRDOBA (SPAIN) Titled Traceries after the decorative stonework elements used as a support structure in Gothic stained glass windows, these wire and wax-paper sculptures comprise observational drawings of the fallen stones and architectural rubble on-site at the La Fragua residency. Shown within the […]Read more "Traceries"
I: STAINED GLASS WINDOW COLLAGE OF LASERJET PRINTS ON ACETATE 7 FOOT (DIAMETER) 2015 II: METEORITE REFLECTING POOL SLIPCAST CERAMIC, DARKENED PLEXIGLAS, 1 CM OF WATER 4 X 8 X 1 FEET 2015 EXHIBITED AT FORT MASON CENTER FOR THE ARTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE’S VERNISSAGE EXHIBITION Etymologically, San Francisco’s necropolis Colma derives its […]Read more "Stained Glass Window and Meteorite Reflecting Pool"
FOURTEEN SQUARE FEET OF INTERNATIONAL WATER(37°30’N 122°48’W) DIGITAL PRINT ON CANVAS, WOODEN RAFT 2015 EXHIBITED AT FORT MASON CENTER FOR THE ARTS AS PART OF SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE’S VERNISSAGE EXHIBITION The piece shows a pixelated satellite image of water, printed on canvas, stretched across the surface of a raft. When exhibited, the raft was moored […]Read more "Fourteen Square Feet of International Water"