(American, born 1974)
View III - Bridge, 2009
Screen print and mixed media on paper
Courtesy of the artist
New York City, or any city, is filled with patterns and patterned
structures designed to lend overall order to a space inhabited by
humans. Many of these organizing – sometimes humongous, often
purely functional – structures cut into negative space, the land and the
sky, with such force that they dominate my spatial understanding of
the city. My current work breaks with this large-scale organizational
patterning. It focuses on the intimate pattern and design of smaller
building blocks (which, in turn, make up seemingly monolithic edifices).
I pay equal attention to these. Often precise and particular, sometimes
playful, historic, or needless, these building blocks override the sheer
size of the unified whole and bring balance and order to my view of the city.
Last Updated: 9/29/22