November 28, 2008
So I’ve been offered a solo show in Boston next fall and need to come up with something. Not hard, you say, you produce too much work anyway. Yes, but: a lot of work doesn’t necessarily equal a cohesive and compelling exhibition. I speak from experience.
The show I’m thinking about will delve back into my police work (that predates this blog) for some photos, a sculpture, some drawings and maybe a video. The centerpiece would probably be the following diptych, two shots of an officer in Wisconsin that are both great happy accidents.
The question here is where to draw the line, if I draw one, between a more documentary-style show and one that acknowledges the fetish side of all this, visually and sexually. I’m leaning toward the latter but I’m concerned about oversimplification. So I’m sharing this stuff and some stuff in the future as a means of organizing it in my head; comments welcome.