Group show with the good people @kirkgallery Denmark featuring work from @telmomiel @joramroukes @prochrobert
Studio experiments from 2017. More of these coming soon.
More from the white picket fence series.
‘Day labourers on White Picket fence’ and ‘Haitain Workers on White Picket Fence’
Acrylic and Oil on wood
This Work presents the White Picket Fence as a symbol of the American dream and white middle class suburban living, a monument to American opulence that stands as a divider between the rich and the poor. Acting as a metaphor for the ‘build a wall’ mentality of the Trump era.
The United States is a country built on the hard work of immigrants and
when I first visited Los Angeles and saw the day labourers working in suburban gardens I remember wondering how many of them had installed white picket fences. The juxtaposition of Workers painted onto these wooden palings aims to highlight the role of immigrant labor in building the modern USA while asking a simple question, ‘who built the American Dream.
Works for my upcoming show in Los Angeles with @thinkspace_art