Pamela See: White Wash

Posted: 11 Jan 2012

White washing involves covering up any variance of colour. Colour, as in a person of colour, is a metaphor for diversity.

My inspiration for the White Wash series comes from the Chinese government’s attempt to control the use of public space. Throughout Beijing unauthorised postings, largely of a commercial nature, are painted over with white and grey brush marks. In Brisbane, the practice exists to cover graffiti. In both instances, there is the suppression of an individual voice by a dominant collective. These white brush strokes are the perfect allegory for hegemony.

Represented by Andrew Baker Fine Art, Queensland.

Exhibition runs Tuesday 17 January to Saturday 4 February 2012

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