Untitled (Sometimes it is not a question of what the visible hides but how it is that we have failed to see certain things on the surface) or Untitled (The modern surface), 2022
Floral wrapping paper, sconce replicas of fixtures at the Metropolitan Republican Club, New York
Caulk Lock, 2022
Replica of the vandalized front door lock system at the Metropolitan Republican Club on October 12, 2018, New York; caulk
8 x 6 ½ x 7 ¼ inches
In anticipation of a 2018 lecture by Proud Boys founder, Gavin McInnes, antifascist counter-protests ensued, including an attempt to prevent entry by gluing the club’s keypad lock. As of April 8, 2022, a high-ranking Proud Boys member has pleaded guilty for conspiring to obstruct an official congressional proceeding and assaulting U.S. Capitol police. He and five other members of the Proud Boys and The Oath Keepers were on trial in the January 6th investigation.
Installation view of Figural Realism at Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, curated by Meleko Mokgosi.