Jay Critchley, Incorporated

Jay Critchley, Incorporated





Critchley’s notoriety is fueled internationally by the alternative and mainstream media with one compelling, visionary proposal and idea after another, relentlessly tackling the big issues of our time, always with a baffling sense of humor, seriousness and timing: from global pathogens to plastics and the car culture, from climate change to corporate domination. What is the American Dream? He asks.

Resourceful at locating inspired places and ethereal niches to realize his ideas, Critchley finds unexpected and imagined locations and architectural sites for his temporary installations, subversive actions and performances and synergistic collaborations: transforming nuclear cooling towers and pre-demo motels, his backyard septic tank and an underground mausoleum, historic outhouses and Boston’s Big Dig tunnels.

The global media has created an interactive relationship with Critchley’s “public proposals” and projects − an unintended collusion that promoted and disseminated his ideas − long before social media.

This catalog is published by Provincetown Arts Press in conjunction with exhibitions at Provincetown Art Association and Museum and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.

8 x 10″