Installation

Tainted Love: Totem is an assemblage workshop project. This work invites the public to collaboratively produce a piece that signifies our love and hate with objects of technology. Topics of interest include the collective unconsciousness, archetypes, industrialization and the aesthetics of modernity. The assemblage questions our collective desire to own the newest gadgets that make our lives "easier," yet simultaneously destroy our environment. The conversations explored will accompany the building of totem-like objects; materials will include collected styrofoam packaging, glue and paint. 

Tainted Love: Totem

Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena CA

Workshop - August 28, 2013 

The Armory Show and Tell coincides with the launch of the Armory’s 25th season of exhibition programs as well as the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Armory Show, the first exhibition of modern art in the US. For the past 25 years, Armory Center for the Arts has distinguished itself through its commitment to the notion of artist as educator. Today, The Armory Show and Tell has invited current and former Armory teaching artists and audiences to interrogate that idea; it centers around daily public presentations by 35 of more than 300 current and former Armory teaching artists who responded to an invitation to “perform your practice” in the Armory’s Caldwell Gallery. These artists have been further invited to leave behind a remnant of or detritus from their events, to be incorporated into an exhibition that expands over its 11 week duration.

The Armory Show and Tell

Curator Irene Tsatsos - Assistant Curator Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne

Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena CA

July 10 -  August 22, 2013

 Artist:

 Stephanie Allespach, Edgar Arceneaux, Quinton Bemiller, Molly Cleator, Eileen Cowin, Denise & Scott Davis,

David Earle, Simone Gad, Bia Gayotto, Michelle Glass, Emilie Halpern, Elizabeth Harvey, Micol Hebron, Robby Herbst,

Robert S. Hilton, Hugo Hopping, Alice Könitz, Olga Koumoundouros, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Julie Lequin, Justin Lowman, Nuttaphol Ma, Matt MacFarland, Tracy Nakayama, Ruby Rose Neri, Jill Newman, Elonda Billera Norris, Ruby Osorio,

Gina Osterloh, Anna Oxygen, Josh Peters, Lauralee Pope, Elena Rosa, Shirley Tse, Hataya Tubtim, Matt Wardell,

Mary Weatherford and Jacob Yanes