“My practice mines the ideology of images. I appropriate pictures of historical and cultural moments to make collages, flags, installations, and videos. By reshaping images from mass-market books and popular films, I explore the legacy of an archived, public narrative. Using popular and accessible images that transmit a codified and stereotyped view of American values, my work relies on recognition of the original form but establishes an unorthodox version. Translation of the source material from one medium to another creates a new and often re-gendered narrative, one that is modified by my own views and which supplies an account beyond the existing record.”
A video of Pierre-Auguste Renoir towards the end of his life (around 1917), when his hands were completely overcome by arthritis. That didn’t stop him from painting or smoking just as heavily as he always had. Possibly filmed by his son, Jean Renoir.