Tyler Starr
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KKK Redress Papers
DavidsonInstall
Redress Papers: Installation View

Redress Papers commemorates the messy and poetic process of trying to grasp an understanding of horrific attempts to address perceived wrongs in the world. ·This process of reengaging the past and sorting through reams of investigative documents includes free associations and open ended conclusions. ·The series is composed of photogravures including depictions of vehicles in which individuals were assassinated by Ku Klux Klansmen. The murders referenced include unresolved cold cases. ·The victims' vehicles are reconstructed through collage of the fragments appearing in FBI documents pieced together with accurate images of the cars found in auto classifieds. Interspersed with the damaged vehicles are examples of theatrical attempts to redress humanity’s transgressions in the form of Japanese film monsters (kaiju) created at Toho studios.

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KKK Redress Papers: Joseph J. Cross' 1954 Pontiac Star Chief
Photogravure
15” x 22”, 2016
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KKK Redress Papers: Viola Liuzzo’s 1963 Oldsmobile 88 Hardtop
Photogravure
15” x 22”, 2016
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Redress Papers: Deputy Oneal Moore’s Patrol Car
Photogravure
15” x 22”, 2016
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KKK Redress Papers: Willie Brewster’s 1956 Pontiac Chieftain
Photogravure
15” x 22”, 2016
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KKK Redress Papers: Lemuel Penn’s 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne
Photogravure
15” x 22”, 2016
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KKK Redress Papers: Wharlest Jackson’s 1958 Green Chevy Pick-up
Photogravure
15” x 22”, 2016
KKK Redress Papers: Identification of Cars Participating in Klan Rally at Montgomery Alabama, March 21, 1965
Pigment print
Variable size, maximum= 14” x 900”, 2016
This work reconstructs a KKK motorcade that the FBI linked to the murder of the civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo on March 25, 1965. The car that carried Liuzzo’s killers participated in a 92-car motorcade organized by the United Clans of America, Inc. that traveled through Montgomery on March 21. I used auto classifieds to find photographs corresponding to each specific description (year, make, model and color) of the KKK affiliated vehicles identified in the FBI documents. Google Map was used to retrace the parade route. This work is rescaled when digitally outputted on fine paper to correspond to the exhibition space and it will be made into an artist's book.
DeltaInstallFinal2
KKK Redress Papers: Identification of Cars Participating in Klan Rally at Montgomery Alabama, March 21, 1965
Installation View at Delta Arts Center, Winston Salem