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The Quick and The Deep

The Quick and The Deep

Installation view, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham. (Textiles, wood, pigmented cast plaster, artificial turf, steel fencing, acoustic ceiling tile, epoxy clay with pigment)

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

The Quick and The Deep

The Quick and The Deep

Installation view, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

 

The Quick and The Deep

The Quick and The Deep

Made onsite with local soil and water.

Installation view, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham (textiles, water and soil, 17' w x 4' h x 5"d)

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

detail

detail

Installation detail, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

 

The Quick and The Deep

The Quick and The Deep

Installation view, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham (Wooden panel , asphalt shingles, cyanotype on silk, wood, plastic tubing, wood, colored acetate, 51" w x 49" h x 24" d)

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

 

The Quick and The Deep

The Quick and The Deep

Installation view, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

 

The Quick and The Deep

The Quick and The Deep

Installation view

Detail, Holding Pattern, The Quick and The Deep

Detail, Holding Pattern, The Quick and The Deep

Installation detail, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham (acrylic fabric, cotton string, artificial turf, wood, foam

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

 

The Quick and The Deep

The Quick and The Deep

Installation view, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham (wood, asphalt shingles, cyanotype on silk, artificial turf, 6" w x 36" h  x 3" d, 6" w x 8' h x 3" d)

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

 

Installation view, The Quick and The Deep

Installation view, The Quick and The Deep

Blue Fun Tunnels, The Quick and The Deep

Blue Fun Tunnels, The Quick and The Deep

Installation view, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

 

Blue Fun Tunnel with Video, The Quick and The Deep

Blue Fun Tunnel with Video, The Quick and The Deep

Video 3:50 minute loop with sound

Installation view, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

 

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Interior view

Interior view

The Quick and The Deep interior view of a Blue tunnel wall piece.

Panoramic view of Installation

Panoramic view of Installation

The Quick and The Deep

Installation view, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham. (Textiles, wood, pigmented cast plaster, artificial turf, steel fencing, acoustic ceiling tile, epoxy clay with pigment)

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

The Quick and The Deep

Installation view, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

 

The Quick and The Deep

Made onsite with local soil and water.

Installation view, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham (textiles, water and soil, 17' w x 4' h x 5"d)

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

detail

Installation detail, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

 

The Quick and The Deep

Installation view, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham (Wooden panel , asphalt shingles, cyanotype on silk, wood, plastic tubing, wood, colored acetate, 51" w x 49" h x 24" d)

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

 

The Quick and The Deep

Installation view, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

 

The Quick and The Deep

Installation view

Detail, Holding Pattern, The Quick and The Deep

Installation detail, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham (acrylic fabric, cotton string, artificial turf, wood, foam

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

 

The Quick and The Deep

Installation view, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham (wood, asphalt shingles, cyanotype on silk, artificial turf, 6" w x 36" h  x 3" d, 6" w x 8' h x 3" d)

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

 

Installation view, The Quick and The Deep

Blue Fun Tunnels, The Quick and The Deep

Installation view, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

 

Blue Fun Tunnel with Video, The Quick and The Deep

Video 3:50 minute loop with sound

Installation view, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2014, curated by Mary Birmingham

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles and insulation are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.

 

Interior view

The Quick and The Deep interior view of a Blue tunnel wall piece.

Panoramic view of Installation

The Quick and The Deep
The Quick and The Deep
The Quick and The Deep
detail
The Quick and The Deep
The Quick and The Deep
The Quick and The Deep
Detail, Holding Pattern, The Quick and The Deep
The Quick and The Deep
Installation view, The Quick and The Deep
Blue Fun Tunnels, The Quick and The Deep
Blue Fun Tunnel with Video, The Quick and The Deep
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Interior view
Panoramic view of Installation