First Painting of New Series Completed
Returning to a Subject With a Fresh Perspective
Previously explored nearly a decade earlier, I am compelled to continue with this project as a new series of paintings that involves the reversal; the turning of the gaze upon itself. A chance encounter reveals a cross section of American life, capturing a diversity of individuals bound together by a common interest; immersive entertainment.
I confront a movie theater full of people mesmerized by a spectacle, and interrupt the suspension of disbelief with the flash of my camera. This disruption momentarily agitates the audience from a fictive experience to the reality of their vulnerable passivity. Irked and irritated, they soon return to a temporary state of hypnosis.