virtual consanguinity

In this red series, I incorporate personal email from a matrilineal source that has traveled, via cyberspace, from Venezuela. The email text functions as texture and line; other formal attributes--the use of the squares and grids or the measurement and proportion of a rectangle--are rooted in traditions of abstraction, yet in this series, bow to the aesthetics of email. The @ symbol references the expectation of a fixed connection between person and place, yet at the same time, given the fluctuating nature of cyberspace, also reveals instability. For me, this instability parallels a larger sense of dislocation emblematic of the person in exile, even if such exile is voluntary. [ For Jeannette ]

 

postpartum blues, changing resolution

Virtual Consanguinity / Consanguinidad Virtual, #59
Oil and Transfer on Canvas, 2000
60" x 48"

 

postpartum blues, changing resolution

Virtual Consanguinity / Consanguinidad Virtual, #53
Oil and Transfer on Canvas, 2000
33" x 19"

 

postpartum blues, changing resolution

Virtual Consanguinity / Consanguinidad Virtual, #39
Oil and Transfer on Canvas, 2000
5" x 12"

 

postpartum blues, changing resolution

Virtual Consanguinity / Consanguinidad Virtual, #50
Oil and Transfer on Canvas, 2000
5" x 6"

 

postpartum blues, changing resolution

Virtual Consanguinity / Consanguinidad Virtual, #60
Oil and Transfer on Canvas, 2000
16" x 16"

 

postpartum blues, changing resolution

Partial Installation View
Virtual Consanguinity / Consanguinidad Virtual
Ruth Bachofner Gallery, 2000