Up and Down

Up and Down consists of ordinary materials of domestic life— cooking pots, bowls and containers, a kitchen table, growing lawn grass, fabrics and braiding— bundled together in this installation. Often things are messy: lint and grass clippings on the floor, the central piece, Bindle, contains wads of fabric scraps and is hung pendulum-like. 

There is questioning: the quiet billowing of a Walt Whitman poem, Life and Death, drawn from a manuscript from his own hand, with all of its original cross-outs and edits; the writings on the rubber sheath of Bindle is a series of synonyms for doubt. The somber lighting of the show mixes together with the smell of clipped grass, growth, life and quotidian pleasures.

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