2020-21 on paper and canvas
I explore current representations in popular culture that contribute to social disparity. I probe these systems in increasingly abstract paintings to make works that employ formal visual language, yet additionally, become opportunities for social reflection. In this way paintings, drawings, and occasional installations, address manufactured representations of women, ubiquitous in the commercial media, and their determining presence in shaping the identity of, and about, women.
In earlier works I manipulate appropriated fashion imagery doubling their iconic poses as minor deity figures to humorously underscore their power. In my current compositions I utilize shifting fragments of these poses to camouflage them as formal abstractions that additionally resonate with their familiar status as influencers in social media.