“Removed From View”
David Downs 2019
Enamel on wood, plaster, cardboard, metal, and plastic
48″h x 48″w x 58″d
Removed From View is a reconstruction of the aftermath of a Chicago shooting of a political party leader that occurred in 1969. Everything, including the mattress where the man had slept during the incident, has been painted over in several layers. White enamel house paint is commonly used when preparing an apartment for new residents. The scene was recreated using a historical photograph of the incident.