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MSA (Music Security Administration)
with Walter Dahn and Dirk Bell, 1994-96

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Western Sky (American Music CLub, 1988), 1996.

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I Am a Cinematographer (Palace Brothers, 1994), 1995.

Seeing, hearing and reading at once. MSA’s lyrical works paint an alternate history of America. Lyrics and handwriting act as captions for images they inspire in the minds of those observing MSA drawings and paintings. As such MSA is a kindred contemporary spirit for the FSA (Farm Security Administration), that Great Depression era agency mandated to rekindle cultural production during its historically challenging time.

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Country, 1995.

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Mystery Train (Junior Parker, 1953), 1994.

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My Baby Left Me (Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup, 1950), 1994.

Growing Up and Coming Down, Jörn Bötnagel Projects, Cologne, 1995.

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Paint a Different Color on Your Front Door (A Song for You, Gram Parsons, 1973), 1994

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Cool Club Culture, Kunstforum 135, 1997, review.

BUMPER VALUE JOTTER, Kunstverein Ausbsburg, Germany, 1995, catalog [PDF view download]