Brooklyn 1980-4

While doing installations publicly, there was a body of hidden works that included paintings of the urban and interior landscapes, memories and nightmares. Conceptual pieces emerged from a passion for game boards as a structure for installations and projects. The latter approach to diagraming humor and social satire was begun in graduate school and continues to this day. "Stick It’s: Ra-decals for the Angry Consumer” (1982) was a project commissioned by Colab’s A More Store, and became a very popular intervention in public space. The Real eState poster was created for the Leona Helmsley Honorary Gallery located on an East Village street corner (1983). This was an anti-gentrification action organized by PAD/D (Political Documentation Distribution). The subway poster, “8 Ways to Cope with Being Stuck Between Stations” (1984) was commissioned by the artists’ group, Group Material and displayed on the IRT line. The stickers and posters were precursors to the later series: "Take the Empire’s New Clothes to the Laundry.” The diagram for “Please Take a Number” later emerged as a more complex installation (Please Take a Numb-er, 1988). The first game collage dealing with environmental issues was created for an exhibition curated by Lucy R. Lippard for the District 1199 Gallery. It was dedicated to James Watt who wanted to sack and plunder all the Federal parks. "The Waiting Game” collage, published in Heresies Magazine(1981) continued the doomsday theme of my installation THIS IS NOT A TEST.