AN EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES
This exhibition addresses notions of fortune, overabundance, value and authenticity. The central piece in this exhibition, titled a thing of the past, consists of a large walnut table, upon which sits a stylized replica of an adolescent triceratops skull. The interior of the table contains a small diorama of a volcano with a triceratops, which lights up when buttons along the outside of the table are pressed. The large skull and the way it is displayed represents the ways in which we fetishize the past. At the same time these powerful prehistoric beasts remind us of the fragility of our own existence. Souvenirs of this piece further reinforce our fetishization of the past and also describe how human desire can cause something to disappear.