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