ICI Curators visit my installation .(Headed by P4 Curator,Trevor Schoonmaker. ICI Curators consist of Lauren Haynes ,Miranda Lash , Renaud Proch and Maria Del Carmen Carron
My Investigation in the Occupation of Space which reminds me of Gentrification
This installation began with my need to occupy the space of this studio, I found that I had not much money or means to gather lots of things. So, I put a piece of news print on the floor.
When I did that, I noticed I covered the history of this studio.
The history of many artist who had made marks.
I began to cover up more of the history, and a great deal of empathy came over me, I wanted to recognize the past being very important part of this present idea. So, I allowed the lines, the separations to help inform the viewer of the past.
This work reminded me of a contemporary issue: Gentrification.
I myself had been gentrified out of my artist studio home on Chystie Street, NYC in 2001. And my mother’s neighborhood ,17th and H. Streets, NE Washington DC is now being gentrified.#jmcnola #jmcair2017 #collectionduprofesseur #joanmitchellfoundation #joanmitchellcenter #installationart #politicsandart #gemälde #gentrification #sculpture #trevorschoonmaker #robertojamora #laurenhaynes #curators #collectandconnect #artlandapp
In my own way, I want to increase this scale, and ultimately gentrify myself out of the studio.
Gregory Coates#artartland#IndependentCuratorsInternational #