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Ken Katzen Redlined assemblage


Assemblage in response to Redlining, the discriminatory housing practice, which has its roots in federal, state, and local law. The foreground is a drawing of a transparent man, captive, over the original federal loan map of Baltimore, with clockworks to symbolize the nature of the practice both systemic and ongoing. Unoccupied areas of the map show the original restrictive city ordinance and a typical restrictive housing covenant. Through rowhouse windows and doors, you can see recent and contemporary effects. Oil, charcoal, collage, found objects.