CHASE MANHATTAN PLAZA
In order to explore the complex intersection of my personal narrative about Chase and the current financial crisis, I drew on archival photographs of Chase Manhattan Plaza from the 60's, family photographs, and current news images. The "cutout" tableaux were designed and built so that the viewer could walk through them (the floor pieces are made of vinyl). Video screening areas were embedded behind the two largest sculptures. The sculptures were placed so that different vantage points provided different overlapping views of the images. A series of four object-drawings on the wall provided another layer of information, as did the series of smaller sculptures which lined the wall on mirrored aluminum shelves that echoed the building materials of Chase Plaza's skyscraper. A text was available to viewers at the beginning of the installation.
Paper, cardboard, gatorboard, mdf, tablets and headphones, aluminum angle and mirrored plexiglass, graphite on paper