american still life
mixed media on wood, lcd panel, looping dvd video 72" X 48" each.
exhibited at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts [Omaha, NE]
The still life is a fabled and notorious idiom of the painting world. The american living room acts as lifeless venue for absorbtion of screen media. This series utilizes the unchanging american still life, and its attentiveness, to provide an alternative to the visual bombardment of the television screen.
By installing a video channel directly into the surface of the painting, a seamless unification of static and kinetic imagery is achieved. by looping the video, the viewing period of the painting is uncompromised, and non-durational.