Evidence of Being was initiated after I embarked upon a project to archive the objects accumulated over the course of my 30-year artistic career. The project discussed here not only represents the strategy of self-historicization, but also an investigation of the fraught and difficult politics connected to artistic practice in New York City.  By looking historically at the practical conditions that artists face: high rents, limited space, the art market, gentrification, class warfare, gender bias, other kinds of discrimination and the market-based metrics of success, I found these objects became more than the surplus of my practice; they became a lens through which these issues could be explored. 
 

Evidence Of Being
2019
Video
Duration 2:37
Evidence Of Being
2019
Multi media, rejection letters, banners, silicone bracelets, foam core, vinyl lettering, speakers and audio
Silver Lining - Installation Shot
2018
Linen paper, museum board, digital print, resin, silver leaf, wax, acrylic and wood
26"h x 26"w (Dimensions variable)
The Thinker
1988-2018
C-print, glass, shredded rejection letters, metal, plastic and wood
82”h x 42”w x 14”d
Insert Here
2017
Paper shredder, acrylic, imitation gold leaf, polyurethane, vinyl lettering and velvet fabric
42”h x 43”w x 43”d
I’m Still Here
1989-present
Interactive installation; Digital print on vinyl
48”w maps from the Gallery guide, digital c-print 75.50”h x120”w, printed paper signs "I’m Still Here", 20’ sq, wood pedestal 34”h x 22”sq and pushpins
Sugar & Spice
2017
Glass, shredded rejection letters, metal leaf and vinyl lettering
5”h x 6”w x 2”d
Reject
2016
Paper-shredder, imitation gold-leaf, glass, rejection letters, shredded rejection letters, metal, plastic, acrylic, wood and polyurethane
Dimensions Variable
Rejection, Reject, Re...
2014-2016
Archival paper, museum board, resin, acrylic, metal leaf, polyurethane and colored wax
38 various sizes: Overall installation 119"h x 179"w x 9"d
Rejection, Reject, Re...." Art in General 1992
2015-2016
Archival paper, museum board, resin, acrylic, metal leaf, polyurethane and colored wax
5 ½”h x 17"w x 4"d
Rebirth
2016
Glass, shredded rejection letter, imitation gold leaf, metal, plastic and wood
62 ½”h x 43"w x 13"d
Stairway to...
2015-2016
Rusted steel and shattered tempered glass
132"h x 48"w x 48"d
Sorry to Inform You....
2015-2016
Speakers, sound, lights and bench
Size Variable
Turning Lemons Into Lemonade
2016
Interactive multi-disciplinary installation: single-channel surround sound, digital prints on archival paper, acrylic, wood, silver paper cups, glass pitchers, lemonade and mint
Size Variable
Follow the Yellow Brick Road
2016
Gallery guide maps of Chelsea, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2009 and 2014, Inkjet printed on vinyl
Size Variable
I Was Here
1989-2016
Digital archival print
24"h x 15 ¼"w (unframed)
Chelsea Then
2006-2016
Collage, photograph, acrylic, wood frame, ¼” shadowbox mat board and non-glare plexi
48"h x 31"w
When Did You Decide to Be An Artist?
2016
C-Print
40"h x 40"w
Chelsea Now and Then
1989-2016
C-Print mounted on aluminum back and non-glare museum plexi front
32 ¼"h x 90"w Diptych (each 32 ¼”h x 43"w)
The Art of Archiving
2015-2016
Wood, light boxes, slides, metal, acrylic, timer and board
Size Variable (Site-specific)
Mapping Chelsea
2016
Gallery guide maps of Chelsea, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2009 and 2014, Inkjet printed on nylon mat runner with rubber backing
35"w x Length variable