Cruise Control was a transit themed group show which, in addition to the gallery exhibit, featured 9 cars with installations inside of them. The show pondered the intimate personal space experienced inside of a car, and aimed to push the boundary between public and private space. Those attending the event were asked to enter into a stranger's cars in order to view the artwork. The cars went on tour July 1st and 2nd 2017, appearing at Santa Fe's Art In The Machine Festival and also Momozozo in Carrizozo, NM. I chose this image to demonstrate the internal nature of Cruise Control. It juxtaposes the mundane exterior of the cars with an intimate experience within.
Live In Dirt City was an extensive research project executed by collaborator, Nelson Crane and myself, with the help of the other Graft members. For this project we collected hundreds of fliers from concerts that happened in Albuquerque between 1979 and 2016 and aimed to document the unique underground music scene. This is a history which is not well documented, due to the ethereal nature of music, and the lack of "legitimate" venues. Over the course of several months, we conducted interviews, xeroxed and archived fliers, collected and digitized music, and created a map of the underground venues that had come and gone. By documenting this culture, we contribute to making it last and having agency over the way it's story is told. Housing this show in a gallery venue honored the experience of musicians in Albuquerque and connected the musical
community across generations.