Linder’s desk-like vitrines, which house the documents that she painstakingly copied by hand, are perhaps the bluntest, most searing works on view. Maps marking radioactive storage sites and memos on human uranium injections are just a few of the unsettling details one finds when combing through the artist’s near-perfect facsimiles. Sometimes working from copies, Linder faithfully mimics the faded touch of a Xerox machine—presenting the documents to viewers almost exactly as she found them.
On the walls of the gallery hang Linder’s large-scale drawings of earth mounds, which she encountered during her many dumpsite visits. Operating almost like memorials, these one-to-one scale compositions depict the budding foliage that now masks the dark history that lies beneath. Additionally, the allusion to grass roots environmental activism does not go unnoticed.