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  • installation view
  • Tied (detail), UV print on styrene, ropes, wooden crate, pedestal
  • Tied (detail), UV print on styrene, ropes, wooden crate, pedestal
  • Tied, UV print on styrene, ropes, wooden crate, pedestal
  • Untitled
  • Installation view
  • Print on adhesive vinyl, fake snowballs, bucket
  • Tire, send, rope
  • Tied (installation view)
  • Installation view
  • coloring book, interactive component

Large-scale installation, dimentions variable, 2016// LOOSE is a project exploring the culture of fear in the U.S. society. Specially designed for the exhibition space of A.I.R. Gallery it consists of a sculptural installation Tied, a photomural, series of photographs and found objects.

My ongoing project has been to examine the phenomenon of "adventure playgrounds", which inspired me to build a “dangerous” playground inside my apartment where kids could play with ropes, sand, mud and fire. Addressing the numerous regulations of public space in the U.S., I considered the private home setting the only “safe” place for free play. Translating concepts of this project for a gallery space, I created a series of manipulated photo sculptures that are constricted by ropes and weights. 

Loose was presented as a solo exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery in New York City in 2016. Related articles:

BRIC MEDIA 'Loose,' Art for the Wild Child | BK Stories

ARTEFUSE Keeping it Loose at A.I.R. Gallery