Horizon Lines

MFA Thesis Show & Site-specific Installation, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook University, New York, 2015

Stills and Installation shots from 'Horizon Lines', Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, 2015. Horizon Lines featured six hanging transparencies (sandwiched between plexi frames, 50" x 30".) and a site specific projection. 


Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook University, March 24th - April 11th, 2015 


Considerations for this large space included creating a site specific video projection (with a painted out letterbox to increase visibility and clarity of the projection). Transparencies were framed in plexi glass and hung using wire. Lighting accentuated the transparency whilst also casting interesting shadows onto the ground (chance based but in the end, this worked and was kept). The lighting was also installed and angled to hide the wires, giving the illusion of frames hanging in space. Each visitor could completely circumnavigate the frame and interact directly with it. Photos where allowed to encourage the proliferation of the channel and transference of image.

The finished show is clean, minimalistic and atmospheric, with each individual framed piece standing out. Together, they work in unison in a harmonious and mediative state. Still, and yet vibrantly active.



“If self is a location, so is love: Bearings taken, markings, cardinal points, Options, obstinacies, dug heels & distance, ..now & then, a stance.”

— Seamus Heaney

Time is infinite. It expands and it contracts. It is both still and moving. It is here and it is there. It is has no real edges. Its travels and moves beyond what we can see or fully know. Time links to place and to each of us. It connects us. Memory, is its container. I go to that place you know. The place you always knew. I know it now also. I look to the Horizon for you, but you are gone. I am looking for something else. What is it? In Horizon Lines, I explore the relationship between memory and time, and seek to understand the uncontrollable boundaries and limits that are inherent to them.


To see stills from Horizon Lines and to watch the video, please go here. 

To see digital artworks (hanging transparencies) from this show, please go here.