Jorge Otero-Pailos, Distributed Monument 73 [From The Ethics of Dust Series: U.S. Old Mint, San Francisco, CA], 2015. NEW YORK, NY.- Sapar Contemporary is presenting Distributed Monuments by Jorge Otero-Pailos, the new works on canvas presenting dust extracted from two historic sites: the Old U.S. Mint in San Francisco and the Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York. Like two sides of a coin, they show distinctive yet interconnected remains of America's Gilded Age. The casts from the Old U.S. Mint capture a century and a half of soot accumulated on the chimneys used to mint coins from the California Gold Rush, the pollution from which has remained an otherwise invisible material. The casts from the Lyndhurst Mansion present a century of water damage that turned the pool building of the estate, once a playground for one of America’s richest families, into a ruin.