The First Six (Torn Paintings)

Oil on oil paper, glue. 2021. 36in. x 30in.

For this project I painted six pages from a New Yorker magazine (I combined a few images together- but they are all from one issue). When the paintings were dry I glued them together on one side like the magazine, and then tore away sections. I think of this work as being about hidden labor, and the denial of imagery through abstraction.

^ The painted pages before being torn.