Cover-up
2007, installation of vinyl decals, approximately 100 x 14 feet.

Ben Roosevelt speaks to the way we perceive information.  He makes decals of familiar figures or objects - a park bench, a woman in a burka - and places each in one of the squares of the Contemporary's gridded facade.  Shorn of context, isolated in a frame, the most banal object becomes a portent, and the images that are already loaded become more so, or fraught with ambiguity.

              - Catherine Fox, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 6/24/07

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