Installation and Live Art

PROPOSALS
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100 Glimpses
Blunt Truths

WOMAN MENACED BY GIANT MOTH
2013 Lucky Bat Gallery, Comfort, Texas
A Live Art Installation where a woman sits and smokes while a giant moth looms and flutters overhead. The wall is textured with insect wings. There is no need for anything to happen. It stands strictly as a visual event with humans acting as elements in a design. An overall mood of mystery and foreboding in black, the insect aesthetic on a large scale offer a disturbing unease.

A NORMAL LIFE
2011 Fl!ght Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
Repetitive activities included alarm clocks, waking up, then going back to sleep, a recurring dream, endless cups of coffee, grooming, brushing teeth, putting on makeup,getting dressed and undressed, sewing a depressed woman in a chair, washing hands in fluids, and a couple who argue non-stop while painting themselves in a corner.
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CROSSING THE BORDER TO SERVE YOU
Cruzando la Frontera para Sirvirle
Exhibition at Fl!ght Gallery 2008

THE FIREBIRD
2006 San Antonio, Texas
The Thunderbox Road project's goal was to increase awareness of artists and arts organizations throughout the Hill Country by offering 12 rough unpainted outhouses to local artists. The artists were then able to do anything they wanted (artistically) to the "thunderboxes", another name for outhouse. Sand Creek Post & Beam of Texas and Cedar Eaters of Texas are the underwriters of the project. The Firebird is a surreal interior with magical exterior. I wanted something mythical and otherworldly inside and surprising and bright outside. I was channeling Leonora Carrington somewhere in there...
For more info and a schedule of the Thunderbox Road tour dates: www.thunderbox.com

CRIMINAL ARTIFACTS
2006 San Antonio, Texas
Criminal Artifacts consisted of a large sand mandala thumbprint on sugar, the same thumbprint on the wall of the silo, glow in the dark breaking-and-entering tools, and a stolen set of sketches from artist Adam Manzaroli.

SUGAR SHOW
2006 San Antonio, Texas
Installation with gumdrops.

THE REJECTION SHOW
2005 San Antonio, Texas
The launching point for this show was composed of 30 some odd letters of Rejection from Top U.K. Arts venues. The Rejection Letters were combined with a group of whip-like objects. These dangerous and ugly-looking blackened, rusted whips I consider the interior detritus of rejection, the "whips and scorns of time". I made them in Kansas City (1993) from anything with a handle. I used black tape, nails, screws, tv antennae, pins, and found objects and combined them with salt and brillo pads in order to corrode them. After setting up this show, it struck me how negative the baggage was that I carried and was presenting to the public. On impulse and intuition, I scattered around the room and sprinkled all the whips with jasmine rice in a gesture of blessing. Once more this reminded me that an Artists' role can be to manipulate the difficult, abstract or emotional material in a life, and transmute it to exemplary, demonstrative or even de-realized aesthetic forms for the viewer.

NANCY SINGS LOVE SONGS TO PUBLIC MONUMENTS
1995 Mexico City, Mexico
A warming exercise in the spirit of Joseph Beuys. Nancy is singing love songs to public monuments in Mexico City with an Artista Conceptualista sign.

MEASURED SILENCE
1995 San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
A private theater piece. Costumes designed by Nancy McGalliard. Scenes performed by Pamela Prescott, Adam Manzaroli and Nancy McGalliard. Photography by Adam Manzaroli and Tania David.
Note: Some of these photographs contain nudity.

ST. AUGUSTINE'S BOX
1994 San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
he writings of St. Augustine were written inside boxes in silver ink. Viewers had to put them over their heads and spin them around creating a gallery full of box-headed creatures.

CIRCE COLLECTS THE RENT
1992 Kansas City, Missouri
An audience-activated environment designed to turn people into pigs. There were bunjee rides, mud pits and lasagna troughs, mud facials and hooves, a recorded installation A Thrill Kill Circle, and a station for the audience to cook toast, eggs, bacon and pigs feet breakfasts.

MISTAKING THE IMAGE FOR THE IDEAL
1992 Kansas City, Missouri
Two famous images, the Venus of Willendorf and a priapic faun from an ancient Greek vase were rendered in thick charcoal on each side of a board. Underneath the charcoal silhouettes were messages like "Fear of Images", "Titillation" and "mistaking the Image for the Ideal". The faun and Venus were suspended over a pastel-dust drawing of an American flag. Rubber erasers surrounded the flag, inviting the public to step on the flag in order to censor the images. By stepping on the flag and erasing the offending image, the messages appeared.

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