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2010:
You Know I Love You, Right?
I Wish I'd Asked
2009:
The Artists' Alphabet #1: The Great Recession
Said Too Much But Not Enough
Calamity Calendar
2008:
I'm Losing You And It's Effortless
Overheard
The Name On the Sign
3 Questions for This Particular Moment
2007:
You Better Watch What You Say
2006:
These Things I Say Out Loud
Speak To Me - Series
Gestures - Series
Over My Head
She's A (Pop Song Lyric)
She's My (Pop Song Lyric)
2005:
Figures of Speech
Dis/Connect
Hello
Risk of Exposure
Interchange 3
16-8-1
3 Performances
2004:
Ask Me Anything
Real Love Stories #2
Real Love Stories #1
Write On This
Interchange 2
Wish You Were Here
2003:
Notice
Hopscotch
Interchange
Four Letter Words
You Have All The Answers
Sounds
Color & Sound
2002:
buy me
dive/awake
2001:
Container

These Things I Say Out Loud

/Title of Work/ "These Things I Say Out Loud"
/Medium/ Wall Drawings/Installation
/Date/ 2006
 
CalArts MFA Thesis Exhibition 4/3/06 - 4/7/06: My thesis show included installation/wall drawings and large-scale drawings on paper which explored ideas of communication, the inefficiency of language, and the frailty of human interaction.
At California Institute of the Arts, L-Shape Gallery.

"These Things I Say Out Loud" was my MFA Thesis Exhibition, completed in April 2006. It is a site-specific installation/series of wall drawings. A series of four wall drawings of telephone and power poles surround the gallery, and connect to each other via telephone wire. In the shadows of the wires, text slices across the gallery floor. The text, appropriated from song lyrics, explores how we communicate, how we attempt to make ourselves understood, regardless of whether the message ever gets through.

Much of my work explores this territory of the attempt at communication - and the simultaneous frailty of language, and our repeated attempts despite language's inefficiency and tendency toward failure. This duality of human experience particularly intrigues me - how we repeatedly attempt to communicate, how we continue to seek connection through language, despite the fact that as often as not our attempts result in failure or misinterpretation.

"These Things I Say Out Loud"
Installation of Four Wall Drawings
Ink, Graphite, Charcoal, Spline, Wire, Eyebolts, Tape, Paint Marker
Dimensions Variable
2006

Additional views of drawings


Installation View


Installation View


Installation Detail - Wall Drawing


Installation Detail - Wall Drawing


Installation View


Installation Detail - Wall Drawing on Overhang, and three Drawings on Paper

Drawings on Paper (Left to Right in last photo above)
Additional views of drawings

"Never Said I Was A Diplomat"
Ink, Graphite, Charcoal on paper
4.2' x 10'
2006

"Oh My Darling Cling to Me"
Ink on paper
4.2' x 10'
2006

"Staples"
Ink, Graphite, Charcoal on paper
4.2' x 10'
2006

Exhibition History:

2006 - CalArts MFA Thesis Exhibition - California Insitute of the Arts, Valencia, CA