Jane Benson  

Underbush, 2004
Foil garlands, spray paint, fatigues.
3”x 14’x 45’.

Roebling Hall Gallery, New York.

In Underbush, 2004, hanging foil garlands festoon from the ceiling. However, meaning is morphed by repainting over the normally flashy foil colors with the matte colors founds in camouflage. Drab greens, deep browns and black refigure the familiar context of celebration, subverting the role of decoration, creating in its place an oppressive canopy of deception.