(b. 1985, Michigan City, Indiana; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York)
New Etiquette, 2020. Oil on linen. Courtesy of the artist
In this work, I contrast objects that relay finite information (the telephone and newspaper) with modes of communicating the ineffable, namely physical touch. The painting also has a few symbols that relate to a shared hope for renewal within our new normal: a budding branch to represent regrowth; a broken bowl, poorly mended, but still in use; and a wine glass with two distinct sets of lipstick marks, suggesting physical intimacy and community.