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Marisa J. Futernick's work looks at the promise of the American Dream, intertwining the personal with the historical and fact with fiction, often through the act of searching for something or someplace lost or inaccessible. Issues of class, progress, and real estate are also central to her practice. She uses a variety of media including photography, writing, installation, video, drawing, silkscreen, and painting; with the combination of text and image a regular feature throughout her work.

Futernick is consumed by an ongoing obsession with the past, specifically the post-war period of her parents’ generation, and how it has affected her own lifetime and the present. She is American, but lived in London for over fifteen years, during which time her work became more and more about America—the longer she was away from her country, the more deeply she began to understand and engage with it.

Image: Just USA, 2014
Archival fine art print from 35mm slide, 15 x 21.5 in