NLE Lab: Intersecting Imaginaries

In his mixed media wall installation Tight Rope, David Shrobe maps his environment via found materials collected in his Harlem neighborhood. Using tiles, moldings, and consumer packaging, Shrobe reclaims and re-presents these consumed and discarded items, creating a type of field guide by which to navigate the community. The detritus of the everyday is manipulated, transcending its original purpose and transforming into a remixed assemblage that at once examines the present and imagines the future.