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Forward, 2021




oil on panel I make group portraits that explore the subject of collective identity. Although the events of the last year have recontextualized the work, my primary thematic concerns remain the same: group allegiance, power, and the public vs. private self. As congregate activity has turned more ominous, more urgent and more alluring, the imagery I draw from – pre-pandemic collections of people at exhibitions, political rallies, festivals, sporting events and protests – has become newly loaded with anxious nostalgia. My work examines the ways in which we are primed as humans to make quick decisions, and to assign in- and out-group status to people we encounter, based on very subtle signs. As a means of interrupting and interrogating that process, I present the subjects of my portraits out of context, with minimal visual cues regarding location. I am interested in the ways people communicate shared identity in the absence of clear markers, and in competing theories of the crowd (as unified organism versus an aggregate of individuals). How do individual gestures, amplified through proximity and repetition, present as a collective, physical force, and what causes us to interpret these shared movements as either threatening or benign?

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16.00 x 16.00 x 0.75 in | 40.64 x 40.64 x 1.90 cm

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