S, M, L, XL
2009

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Acid-free paper, archival inkjet printing, acid-free paper board, cloth, digital video

Indiana University Art Musem MFA Exhibition

 

Installed in Indiana University Art Musem as a part of a MFA exhibition, S, M, L, XL focuses on the post-World War II trend of increasing house sizes in American society and the social, cultural, and environmental consequences of that growth.  The exhibition explores through three-dimensional structures unfolding in physical and semantic spaces.  Growth is demonstrated by increasing scale and the decreasing number of folds in the structures, which affects the communicative function of the printed data, commentary, typography, and images.  Just as increasing house sizes affect our social and cultural relations, so the increasing scale and decreasing number of folds in the exhibit affect our understandings of these relations. Meaning is expressed through structural form and function in the graphic arts, as much as in architecture, and the effects of increased and decreased scale must be accounted for in both, including in their interrelationships.