This Beauty Can Be Your Undoing, 2017, mixed media installation: surround sound (7 min looped), wallpaper, wood, mirror film, plexi glass, transparency film, sand, duct tape.
An impenetrable sculpture stands in the center. It is the source of a recording that references the personal accounts found on websites that cater to American and European men traveling to the Dominican Republic to have sex with women. The disembodied voice calls to a process that creates exotified images of womanhood, and the sensuous wallpaper recalls the ruptures in history that symbolize caribbean identity and political instability. Through the window we see ourselves reflected. Here, there are limitations to who gets enter and leave freely and define what paradise looks like.
BFA Thesis Exhibition at SUNY Purchase College of Art + Design
March 2 - March 14, 2017