Keep Up/Keep Out

Site Responsive Installation; Screenprint and natural dyes on repurposed fabric curtains; Two 96″x54″ panels; 2019

“Keep Up” and “Keep Out” is the central dichotomy of the U.S. today. We are conditioned to strive for material success, hoarding our things while hiding ourselves behind baroque walls, carefully contrived avatars, and confident public personas. The McMansion is useful as both a symbol of conspicuous consumption and a fortress of solitude, no matter how tight the cul-de-sac.