The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
This work celebrates the disruption, however small, of the expected. There is a certain symmetry, a prevailing banality, only occasionally interrupted by some half noticeable absurdity. One could argue that this is a parallel to our routine lives, primarily spent in some automatic mode of everyday activity, begging for the details that separate one day or hour from the next so as to make it stand out, make it special. You could even argue that desire for "specialness" leads individuals that are otherwise functioning as part of the societal hive to act out, to call attention...to get that crazy haircut or shiny car that disrupts a sea of gray sedans.
There is the tension of what appears "normal" but is in fact slightly adjacent. The colors, the method and application of paint, the shiny resin surface: all are employed to take away from any indication of "reality". Certain details are off, skewed, indicative of an interference, disorder, or imperfect pattern. This world is the world you and I know, but it also is not. Its a made up world, comprised of bits and pieces of the familiar and the familiar desire to be something else, something more than that, something different. Special.