Fallen Returns for Exhibition in New York


Installation view at the FLAG Art Foundation of Fallen 2004  –  2012.     Color inkjet print, printed from digital file recto and verso, on archival paper, cut, with matt medium, Jade glue, fiberglass strand, sumi ink and additional handwork in acrylic paint and gouache, and hand-made cotton rag paper, 12″ x 288 ” x 84 ”

Fallen at the FLAG Art Foundation in Chelsea
September 23 – December 31, 2011
Fallen was recently on exhibition at the FLAG Art Foundation on West 25th Street in New York.  This exhibition began with 4455 leaves.  To read more about this installation visit Fallen at the FLAG Art Foundation

Fallen”is now briefly depicted in the Whitney’s virtual tour of their new downtown building set to open in 2015.  This video can be viewed at the Future Whitney: A Preview

Fallen, acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art, was displayed at the museum in a Fall 2007 exhibition of recent acquisitions entitled “Two Years.”  The piece was then exhibited in “On the Margins” at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Musuem in St. Louis.  That exhibition was accompanied by a publication with text written by Eleanor Heartney and Paul Krainak.   “Fallen” was later displayed in solo exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, VA and then at the FLAG Art Foundation.

Find more information about these exhibitions at Wexner Center for the Arts.  See image below to read the wall text from the exhibition in San Diego.  Click here to view pictures of the artist installing the piece at MCASD Set on Flickr

Fallen was featured and more fully considered in the history of war memorials, in an essay by Amanda Potter in the 2009 summer issue of the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art Journal.

Fallen was previously featured in an article by Faye Hirsch in the April 2008 issue of Art in America.

The leaves in Fallen have been made by the artist, they are not real leaves.  They are based on leaves gathered in the Autumns of 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Maryland, Virginia, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Colorado, Washington, California and Hawaii. See below detail from the Whitney installation, 2007


Detail from Fallen at the FLAG Art Foundation



Fallen at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH


Detail from Fallen 2004 – 2012

Spring, 2005
Fallen was first exhibited at Galerie Lelong, NY in the Spring of 2005.  That exhibition opened with 1511 leaves.