He wasn't being difficult. Vishal Jugdeo, who hails from Regina, but lives in LA, doesn't believe in over-interpreting his work for the viewer. "Too early," he told Off-Ramp's John Rabe of the installation at OCMA that he'd only completed Thursday.
From the OCMA bio:
Vishal Jugdeo is a Canadian artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. He completed a MFA at University of California Los Angeles, a BFA at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine. He has exhibited widely including solo shows at LAXART, Los Angeles and The Western Front and Helen Pitt Artist Run Center in Vancouver, BC. He is currently developing a performative work for live broadcast which will air on public access television in conjunction with an exhibition at Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco. Jugdeo is represented by Thomas Solomon Gallery in Los Angeles, where he will present a solo exhibition in 2011.