Unlike what the title may at first imply, “WHITE OUT” is a multifaceted, complex, amalgam of social issues presented under the auspices of a uniform neutral pallet.
What at first appears to be all white is actually made up of multiple shades, colors, texts, and images. This color patina was selected because of its unassumingly neutral and innocent appearance. This allows viewers to get close to the work and slows down their viewing process to see all the layers of information that went into each piece. What at first may appear as an abstract composition will upon closer examination reveal a subject matter that is often complex, challenging, and at times difficult to take issue with. Combined with a serious subject matter is a presentation which may appear more subtle and at times with humor to get the viewer closer to a subject they may otherwise keep a distance from.
The idea of “WHITE OUT” also implies a crossing out or a masking in which a white washed effect is an attempt to change an existing ‘old’ state into a new fresher look- in this case how we can re-examine issues which have struggled for a more accepted awareness for social change.
This current body of work explores the subjects of Ethics, Diversity, Social Reform, Race, Repression and other Social Conditions left unresolved by society. These issues have reappeared throughout history and always remain a challenge for public discourse and acceptance. I am hoping to leave the viewer with a topic for conversation in which they are at liberty to see, discuss, and challenge that which has been discovered.