Commonwealth and Council

A terminal escape from the place that binds us

Gala Porras-Kim

Press Release
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Fig. 54. Gold cap and face, probably from an idol. Scales: a, 2/3; 6, 3/4. See table XXXVI. (Lothrop, p. 70)

Fig. 54. Gold cap and face, probably from an idol. Scales: a, 2/3; 6, 3/4. See table XXXVI. (Lothrop, p. 70)

2021

Graphite on paper, frame
14 x 10.75 in (36 x 27 cm)
Framed: 21.25 x 18.5 x 1.5 in (54 x 47 x 4 cm)

44 offerings for the rain at the Peabody Museum

44 offerings for the rain at the Peabody Museum

2021
Graphite and ink on paper, frame
47 x 35.5 in (119 x 90 cm)
Framed: 48.5 x 36.5 x 2 in (123 x 93 x 5 cm)

70 offerings for the rain at the Peabody Museum

70 offerings for the rain at the Peabody Museum

2021

Graphite and ink on paper, frame
47 x 35.5 in (119 x 90 cm)
Framed: 48.5 x 36.5 x 2 in (123 x 93 x 5 cm)

122 offerings for the rain at the Peabody Museum

122 offerings for the rain at the Peabody Museum

2021
Graphite and ink on paper, frame
47 x 35.5 in (119 x 90 cm)
Framed: 48.5 x 36.5 x 2 in (123 x 93 x 5 cm)

124 offerings for the rain at the Peabody Museum

124 offerings for the rain at the Peabody Museum

2021
Graphite and ink on paper, frame
47 x 35.5 in (119 x 90 cm)
Framed: 48.5 x 36.5 x 2 in (123 x 93 x 5 cm)

203 offerings for the rain at the Peabody Museum

203 offerings for the rain at the Peabody Museum

2021
Graphite and ink on paper, frame
47 x 35.5 in (119 x 90 cm)
Framed: 48.5 x 36.5 x 2 in (123 x 93 x 5 cm)

130 offerings for the rain at the Peabody Museum

130 offerings for the rain at the Peabody Museum

 2021
Graphite and ink on paper, frame
47 x 35.5 in (119 x 90 cm)
Framed: 48.5 x 36.5 x 2 in (123 x 93 x 5 cm)

Forecasting Signal

Forecasting Signal

2021
Burlap, liquid graphite, ink, ambient water, panel

Fig. 81, Copper bells of Styles D, D1, D2 and D3. Scale, ca. 2/3. (Lothrop, p. 89)

Fig. 81, Copper bells of Styles D, D1, D2 and D3. Scale, ca. 2/3. (Lothrop, p. 89)

2021
Graphite on paper, frame
13.5 x 10.5 in (34 x 27 cm)
Framed: 21.25 x 18.25 x 1.5 in (54 x 46 x 4 cm)

Fig. 76. Copper bells, a, style A; b, Style Aa. Scale, ca. 2/3. (Lothrop, p. 87)

Fig. 76. Copper bells, a, style A; b, Style Aa. Scale, ca. 2/3. (Lothrop, p. 87)

2021
Graphite on paper, frame
13.5 x 10.5 in (34 x 27 cm)
Framed: 21.25 x 18.25 x 1.5 in (54 x 46 x 4 cm)

Plate 40. Decorated discs with petal designs: a. normal petal motif; b. variants (see p.37) (Proskouvlakoff, p.79)

Plate 40. Decorated discs with petal designs: a. normal petal motif; b. variants (see p.37) (Proskouvlakoff, p.79)

2021

Graphite on paper, frame
12 x 9 in (30 x 23 cm)
Framed: 19.25 x 16.25 x 1.5 in (49 x 41 x 4 cm)

Plate 39. Decorated rectangles and discs: a. reduced five-circle design; b. petal designs (see p. 37) (Proskouvlakoff p. 78)

Plate 39. Decorated rectangles and discs: a. reduced five-circle design; b. petal designs (see p. 37) (Proskouvlakoff p. 78)

2021

Graphite on paper, frame
12 x 9 in (30 x 23 cm)
Framed: 19.25 x 16.25 x 1.5 in (49 x 41 x 4 cm)

1 offering for the rain from the Peabody Museum

1 offering for the rain from the Peabody Museum

Colored pencil on paper, frame
13.75 x 10.75 in (35 x 27 cm)
Framed: 21.25 x 18.25 x 1.5 in (54 x 46 x 4 cm)

A terminal escape from the place that binds us

A terminal escape from the place that binds us

2020

Ink on paper, mahogany frame, document
73 x 96 x 2 in (185 x 244 x 5 cm)

A terminal escape from the place that binds us

A terminal escape from the place that binds us

2020

Ink on paper, mahogany frame, document
73 x 96 x 2 in (185 x 244 x 5 cm)

Leaving the institution through cremation is easier than as a result of a deaccession policy

Leaving the institution through cremation is easier than as a result of a deaccession policy

2021
Napkin, ash, document
Dimensions variable