Monthly Archives: February 2012

Presence of Absence on Tasveer Online

My ‘Presence of Absence’ series is now showing on Tasveer Online.

Tasveer Online is a web-based project space and exhibitions platform for photography. The site has been put together by Tasveer, a contemporary photography gallery in India, in order to further promote photography in addition to gallery’s physical exhibition programme.

See the full series and the accompanying artist statement here.


Collections at Fictilis Gallery, Seattle

‘Collections’ at Fictilis Gallery, Seattle. Featuring 100 of my Indian matchboxes.




Collections that require some kind of creative categorization or idiosyncratic taxonomy. Collections that draw attention to the processes and politics of collecting.

Opening March 1st 2012 (reception 6-9pm) at FICTILIS. [Facebook event link.]

A collection of collections. Featuring work by:

Center for Genomic Gastronomy
Gina Coffman
Michael Demers

Adam Farcus

Timothy Furstnau
Alan S. Hokins
Tim Hutchings

Mary Anne Kluth
Matt Lee
Noah Pedrini
Ben Pranger
Mary Rothlisberger
Hugh Russell
Dominic Sansone
Sarah Sinclair
Abby Spangel Perry
Ryan Thompson

The world’s largest collection of “mailpiece security screens” (or envelope patterns).  A collection of “meteorwrongs” (rocks mistakenly identified as meteorites) from the Arizona State University’s famous collection.  A set of ceramic models based on a geologist’s verbal descriptions of favorite rocks. A small, traveling natural history museum that holds a lovingly assembled and ever changing exhibit of natural objects.A collection of sticky notes found all over the world. Selections from the Play Generated Map and Document Archive of paper documents created during play. A collection of 120 shoe heels found on the streets of Chicago between the years 1989-1992, with map marking each location. Photographic documentation of lost tennis balls. Twenty 1970s photographs whose provenance is unknown. A collection of matchboxes from the India. An archive of collections of dried slugs, pet coffins, clay and shell sculptures, sweater lint art, and more from a 1980s childhood. 30 variations of Cobra Commander action figures arranged according to color. Crushed Crush bottles and cans photographed exactly as they are found.  A collection of used 35mm film canisters, flattened and photographed in a uniform method. One month’s worth of preserved food for an adult human. Two years worth of nail clippings. Four years of beard clippings. Seven years of drain catch from a New York City loft. A collection of tiny, unholdable pieces of bar soap melded together. A lifetime of daily to-do lists.

And more….

Exhibition runs through March 30th.