2010 ‐ 2013 | projects

kristy-hi-res-3050assimilate: /əˈsiməˌlāt/ (n) 1. a. The act or process of assimilating. b. The state of being assimilated. 2. The process by which a sound is modified so that it becomes similar or identical to an adjacent or nearby sound. 4. The process whereby a minority group gradually adopts the customs and attitudes of the prevailing culture. See these works…

Kristy Lovich at Union Station, Los AngelesOccupying the (Un)Space: Union Station (as) Studio: A site specific counter-occupation of public space by the artist: Re-purposing the grounds of Union Station and surrounding public transit routes as an inclusive, interactive “art studio,” laboratory, performance space, and classroom; intent on collapsing the distance between making and viewing, performer and audience, teacher and student; creating highly intimate and sometimes “invisible” spaces of both personal and collective liberatory cultural production. See these works…

BoyYes, I Can See Now, See: /sē/ 1. a : to perceive by the eye b : to perceive or detect as if by sight 2 a : to have experience of b : to come to know c : to be the setting or time of 3 a : to form a mental picture of b : to perceive the meaning or importance of : understand c : to be aware of d : to imagine as a possibility See these works…

meet me in the day room Meet me in the day room. The Day Room, a social space typically housed within institutional architectures like prisons and residential mental health centers, is often the only space within these sites sanctioned for recreational activity: playing games, reading, writing, watching films and T.V., or just speaking casually with your peers. Held at the center of these buildings, the Day Room appears to be a space of freedom, fostering the ability to make choices, to determine how your mind will be occupied, to decide where your body will exist and what it will do. However, always suspended around the perimeter of the Day Room is the authority of the institution itself, regulating time, granting permission, and taking it away. And as much as the Day Room is a place to freely look and think, it is also a place to be looked at and thought about. See these works…

dangerous braid 3 Dangerous Braid, 2013, Twine, masking tape, black marker, 150 hours of labor, A site-specific sculpture that consisted of the continuous braiding of three strands of twine that began in my studio, ending at a sculpture in the fine art student gallery at the center of the building. I occupied the hallways throughout the entire duration of its making, engaging with passersby, asking people to help, and often encountering security which led to multiple instances of negotiations about the legality of my activity. Notes were attached to the braid documenting specific moments in which these encounters took place. The artwork was eventually removed by facilities, one half of the two hundred foot braid disappeared. See these works…

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