Hindsight/Foresite: Art for the New Millennium

University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, Virginia
June through October 2000

Birds of America (wallpaper detail) 2000 hand screen print on silk wallpaper roll 36 inches wide

Birds of America (wallpaper detail) 2000
hand screen print on silk wallpaper roll 36 inches wide

In My Father's House: An Historical Melancholy in Two Acts was a project in collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.

Act 1. Belongings belonging mapped an inventory of objects at four historical sites in and around Charlottesville, Virginia; the slave quarters at Ash Lawn-Highland Plantation, the dining room in Pavilion IX at the University of Virginia, the segregated African American ticket window and entrance to the Paramount Theater, and the Pine Room at the University of Virginia Art Museum.

Act 2. Living history (script by the artist) was performed at the Albemarle County Office Building, and in the Rotunda on the grounds of the University of Virginia. A silent crow appeared. Sitting upon a square floor cloth the crow shined shoes. For free.

In My Father's House (Pine Room at University of Virginia Art Museum) 2000 wallpaper, chair and floor cloth on wood platform, tarred sleeping pallets, dimensions vary

In My Father's House (Pine Room at University of Virginia Art Museum) 2000
wallpaper, chair and floor cloth on wood platform, tarred sleeping pallets, dimensions vary

In My Father's House (Pavilion IX, University of Virginia) 2000 printied window shade, wood tub with bronze casting, floor cloth, dimensions vary

In My Father's House (Pavilion IX, University of Virginia) 2000
printied window shade, wood tub with bronze casting, floor cloth, dimensions vary

In My Father's House (African-American entrance to Paramount Theater) 2000 window shade, cast bronze shoe shine box, floor cloth, dimensions vary

In My Father's House (African-American entrance to Paramount Theater) 2000
window shade, cast bronze shoe shine box, floor cloth, dimensions vary

In My Father's House (slave quarters at Ash Lawn-Highland Plantation) 2000 window shades, printed wallpaper, rusted steel ballot box, floor cloth, dimensions vary

In My Father's House (slave quarters at Ash Lawn-Highland Plantation) 2000
window shades, printed wallpaper, rusted steel ballot box, floor cloth, dimensions vary

In My Father's House (performing Living History) 2000

In My Father's House (performing Living History) 2000