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GALLERY

WITNESS

The Witness paintings were made in response to specific political, cultural or social events reported in the media. On the back of each painting, I have documented text from a variety of sources- newspapers, websites, and personal ads, as a footnote to the painted image, a reference point both known and hidden. I have included this text in the description box that accompanies each Witness. I am interested as much in the reporting of the event, as in the event itself, cropping the article carefully, decoding the text, and creating a new context for the event. My intention is to re-contextualize the event. As artists, we chronicle history visually. Journalists record specifics of historical events-  artists have an additional charge- to respond to events, to make visible and physical a reaction. In my subjective response to an event, I become more than an observer, I become a witness.

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