'Currently In Need of Addressing…', 2017
Four part modular installation
Canvas, steel, concrete, plastic, wood, images and foam-core
This work investigates the institution of higher education in contemporary art through sinister visual metaphor. Artists who undertake advanced study in an academic context seek to “arm” themselves with “tools” for further work. The artist’s body, and especially the artist’s brain, become the central tools to decode the concept of art. Instead these tools make it difficult to take any action and fail to become decisive instruments. In fact, even as the artist gains tools, those tools become suspect and questionable. Ultimately, Currently In Need of Addressing enacts obliteration of the artist’s mind; artist's habits, and her creative impulse are displaced by elusive forms. Form is smothered, and function is made inutile.