ABOVE AND UNDER THE L-TRAIN
February to April 2016
Site specific at BLACK AND WHITE GALLERY
56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, New York
We use the subway every day and we dont know how it works, how many parts are involved, how everything comes together to make it happen. I imagine it is a big mess--a lot of metal structure holding the dirt back in the shape of the tunnels, metal I-beams holding the ceiling, large slabs of concrete holding the walls. The seamlessness of it all seams purposely disorienting. Especially when I have only fragmented images: the dark tunnels, the illuminated platforms and stairs.
In an effort to relate to these places, Ive tried to introduce an emotional restraint/dynamism that doesnt imply destruction so much as disorientation.