heritage

heritage

commissioned for the smithsonian's asia pacific center, gupta collaborated with artists daniel wilke on woodworking and fabrication and christopher cunningham on photographic printing. heritage features a photograph of a found situation. banal at first glance, the image of christmas lights casually strewn across the vinyl siding of a suburban home mimics the patterns of the american flag. printed on cotton fabric and displayed in a custom-built mahogany case, the work hints at heritage as artifact and challenges us to reconsider the symbols of american life.  

 study for  heritage , 2016

study for heritage, 2016

 installation view of  heritage , 2016

installation view of heritage, 2016