I Prefer Not To
Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca, NY, 2010

My goal for the show is to create one or many visual poems. I am not so concerned with each piece being autonomous, but rather how the images relate to each other. I have been having trouble creating a “finished” (autonomous) work as a result of recent critiques. Instead of trying to force myself to make “finished” work, I have decided to use it to my advantage. Unresolved pieces have more potential for meaning (Bartleby’s statement, “I prefer not to” being the perfect potentiality). Within the gallery I want to try out different ways of arranging my images to create a whole that is more than the sum of its parts. My relationship to the images is too personal for me to do this on my own, so I propose to rearrange the pieces based on conversations with experts in different disciplines that interest me and influence my work. I expect that the outcome of each conversation will open myself up (and others viewing the show) to new methods of display and insight into my practice.

complete documentation here:
http://i-prefer-not-to.tumblr.com/

Monday White Walls

Monday White Walls

Tuesday Arranged by Jasmine Moorhead

Tuesday Arranged by Jasmine Moorhead

Wednesday Arranged by Prof. Jonathan Monroe

Wednesday Arranged by Prof. Jonathan Monroe

Thursday Arranged by Prof. Diane Rubenstein

Thursday Arranged by Prof. Diane Rubenstein

Friday Arranged by Prof. Maria Park

Friday Arranged by Maria Park