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 don’t 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, I’ve tried to introduce an emotional restraint/dynamism that doesn’t imply destruction so much as disorientation.