The piece consists of tin museum-style lapel tabs, imprinted with the
image of sniper scope cross hairs. I will include 560 pieces and a glass
fish bowl for presentation/distribution.
This piece was first exhibited in 1997 for a solo exhibition,"Twist
and Crawl" at the Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The exhibition centered on issues of corporate greed and excess. Lock
On Lock Out addresses the practice of downsizing and restructuring as
a vehicle to increase profits and stock value, while keeping pressure
on the organized labor movement. When someone takes the free tab and puts
it on, they symbolically become a target for the next round of layoffs
if they dont take on more work for less pay. This environment of
fear and anxiety is represented by the fish bowl.
With this "re-installation" of Lock On lock Out in the current
post 9/11 world of potential/inevitable terrorist attacks, the piece takes
on new meaning and theoretical dimensions. As the scope of the War
on Terrorism expands, the definition of "terrorist" begins
to include groups and people who voice their dissent with the governments
policies or agenda. The potential for the abuse of power is in full swing,
and you or I could be the next target for either attack or investigation.
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It is to be given away at the FREE
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selected solo exhibitions:
1998 Redivider, NewSpace Gallery, M.C.T.C., Manchester, Ct.
1997 Twist and Crawl, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Va.
1992 Recent Allegations, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Ct.
selected group exhibitions:
2002 Visual Aid, Visual Research Gallery, New Haven. Ct.
2001 Fresh Perspectives, Hygeinic Art, New London, Ct.
2000 Chance Future, Artpool Art Research Center. Budapest, Hungary.
Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, N.Y.
Künstlerbanknoten, Museum für moderne Kunst Weddel, Weddel,
Wasser-Water-L'eau, Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth e.V., Bodenburg, Germany.
1999 All Mimsy Were the Borogoves. ABC No Rio, New York, N.Y.
1998 Disappearing Act, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York,
Material World, Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio.
1996 Copiacabana Project, MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain.
Ideas Language Materials, John Slade Ely Center for Contemporary Arts,
New Haven, CT.
New Work '96, ARTSPACE, New Haven, Ct. (Bill Arning, juror).
1994 The First Fundraising Event, American Fine Arts Co., New York, N.Y.
Impressiones Urbanas, Centro Municipal De Artes, Bauru, Brazil.
Benefit Exhibition and Auction, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New
1992 Art in August, E.M.Donahue Gallery, New York, N.Y.
1991 Choice, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Piece was funded by a project grant from Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut
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