While working in Detroit, I acquired a series of photographs from a retired former Detroit Police officer, Marty Gaynor, whom I began to interview weekly over a course of two years. Among his thousands of photographs were images that he had taken of criminals, just moments before their arrest. By cataloguing, arranging, and interpreting his work, I gave it the parameters of an archive. I arranged Marty’s images to create documents in the format of a grid. Each grid was presented to Marty as a canvas for him to transcribe a narration for his images. I infiltrated and paired the grids with images I had taken during my investigation and interaction with Marty. My arrangements are designed to address the complexities of identity through narrative. 

Beautiful Pig 2013

Sergeant M. Gaynor 2013

The Artist Impersonating the Young Officer 2013

Evidence From the Archive: Detail 14-26 2013

Evidence From the Archive: Detail 14-26 2013

Evidence From the Archive: Detail 15-26 2013

Evidence From the Archive: Detail 15-26 2013

Evidence From the Archive: Detail 16-26 2013

Evidence From the Archive: Detail 16-26 2013

Homicide Scene 2013

911 Tape 2013

Ass Hole 2013 

Crack Park 2013

Charge Sheet 2013

C.A.T.S 2013

Beautiful Pig second edition 2014

Beautiful Pig second edition 2014

Beautiful Pig second edition 2014

Beautiful Pig first edition 2013

Beautiful Pig first edition 2013

Printed Matter New York City, NY 2013

Printed Matter New York City, NY 2013

(e)merge Art Fair: Washington, DC 2014

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Atlanta, GA 2014

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Atlanta, GA 2014

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