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Gallery Interventions

The photographs from my initial "gallery intervention" center on the kind of small red dot labels that art galleries have used to indicate that an artwork has sold. In more recent years the red sales dot has become more or less an outmoded practice. For this particular "gallery intervention," I visited exhibitions in Chelsea and placed the red sales dot on the gallery's white wall, away from the art work, and immediately photographed it in extreme close up. It ironically marks the gallery itself as a commodity, whether as art or real estate. At the same time, the red dot also resemble similar ones used on pedestrian street maps to indicate "YOU ARE HERE," as a reference to the shifting geographies of the art market and centers across the globe.

As a companion piece to the photographs, my video, Too Big to Fail, points an ironic finger at a society (as a microcosm of the larger world economy) that often seems more obsessed with the acquisition of art and artists as celebrities and sexy commodities as a kind of bragging right and signifier of social and economic status-rather than art's aesthetic or cultural significance.