All These Garlands Prove Nothing



Part of the exhibition, My Country Has No Name at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

A record of different hair stylings donned from 2008 to 2012, through the filter of memory. Each portrait conveys the same subject seemingly at issue with varying personas. The drawings were created using graphite, ballpoint pen ink, and marker on paper. Collectively, the series stresses the dubiousness of a singular picture and how arbitrary an identity may seem once embellishments are altered or disregarded altogether. 

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