Rawson Projects

3 Mar

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WENDY WHITE: JEANS

OPENING: TONIGHT FROM 6–8 PM

Rawson Projects is very excited to announce the second iteration of A Process Series, a sequence of mini solo exhibitions that invites each artist to transform the gallery space in order to present and explore the inspiration behind their most recent work.

From March 3 to 12, Wendy White will present a site-specific installation entitled JEANS.

Artist statement:

“The kind of jeans you wear visually defines your age, personality, and subculture, whether you like it or not. In a hyper-partisan climate, the kind of cigarettes you smoke broadcasts your political affiliation. The right’s assault on political correctness included overt reference to skinny jeans while distressed denim surged in popularity as perhaps a signifier of authenticity. Historically, Republican presidents wore jeans in an attempt to relate to the working class. Jimmy Carter literally defined his campaign on them. Reagan and GWB wore boot-cut, Texas-style jeans with ample room. When Obama threw out the first pitch for the 2009 All Star Game in dad jeans, he earned years of ridicule, and Mitt Romney’s high-waisted, light wash denim quickly became meme fodder. Bill Clinton in jeans was, to the GOP, the definition of subversion. In an installation of floor-to-ceiling denim with pockets containing everything from Marlboro Reds to 5-hour Energy, a series of distorted black and white photographs scrawled with text, and a group of Vice Chandeliers comprising cigarettes, smiley faces and Big Gulps, this installation explores the mythology and branding embedded in America’s most storied fashion innovation.”

A PROCESS SERIES II

DRAGANA JURISIC

KATIE HOLTEN

WENDY WHITE

BAHAREH KHOSHOOEE

February 2–March 26, 2017

More information here

For inquiries please contact the gallery at info@rawsonprojects.com or call 212 256 0379

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