Pay Dirt invents and manufactures a commercial product and then re-introduces it as a work of art. In this work, Joseph Scanlan designed packaging and applied for a patent for the product. Once the patent was pending, he produced one ton of Pay Dirt, a potting soil made of material generally dumped in the trash, as a kind of first issue prototype. Subsequent production levels were determined by the remaining resources and public reaction to the work.
2003: Pay Dirt is exhibited at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, England
2003: Pay Dirt is exhibited at Galerie Micheline Szwajcer in Antwerp, Belgium
Jan 23 – Oct 03, 2016
Amy Yao Presents "Bay of Smokes" at Various Small Fires
May 28 – Sep 27, 2016
Jen Bervin Premieres Her Creative Capital Project "The Silk Poems"
Jan 21 – May 22, 2016
Carrie Schneider Presents "Reading Women" at the Haggerty Museum of Art