SHADES OF GREY (DEWEY DECIMAL) oil-based alkyd enamel silkscreen print on acrylic over canvas on seventy panels, 74" x 560" x 1.25", 2005
SHADES OF GREY (DEWEY DECIMAL)
Each canvas represents a Dewey Decimal code number and classification. Many categories are hopelessly broad, others absurdly specific. Many more are "Not assigned or no longer used" by Dewey and designated as such on the canvas. Several panels have no text at all, representing gaps and elisions in the system. A study in ambiguity from a system purporting to be encyclopedic and objective.
SHADES OF GREY (DEWEY DECIMAL) (detail) 2005