Mixed-media site specific work. Collaboration with Kristin Underhill.
SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI
Vanitas involved the transformation of a small windowless rooms into a tableau vivant. The project is by 17th century vanitas paintings. The inclusion of modern elements is also a nod to the still life paintings of Photorealist Audrey Flack.
The environment was very dimly lit and viewed from a door, blocked by velvet ropes. The inaccessible nature of the installation not only underscored the concept of a tableau vivant within the larger event space, it was meant to deliberately frustrate the subject who would want to view the environment/arrangements more closely. The inclusion of two chairs separated by the table featuring fruits and interesting objects, infers an impasse between two implied but absent figures.