Casually Indifferent | Show Recap

Social media is a fickle mistress. We display the inner workings of our lives like celebrities, and vaguely address our feelings because anything more would be "off brand". We're all subject to this in some way or another, even if we don't address it. Most people are entirely different without the facade of the internet. After becoming obsessed with redacting my online and offline persona, I chose to explore these themes through painting.

Taking the ephemeral nature of social media and translating it into something permanent entertained me. It duck-tailed into my initial conception of the show being based around the walls I had built up after years of relationships that were toxic in one way or another. Casually Indifferent encapsulates my response to romantic relationships in a world where it appears that nobody truly wants to know the 'real you'.

If you fall in love with me, it's from a lack of knowledge of who I am. If you don't love me, it's because you are all too aware. 

Each piece from the series touches on an aspect of redaction, self-identification, or modern relationships in the age of technology and social media. Below are some highlights from the show and opening night.

  Photo of opening, taken by Kim C.

Photo of opening, taken by Kim C.

  new sincerity nude, oil on canvas, 2018.

new sincerity nude, oil on canvas, 2018.

  Photo of opening, taken by Heather I.

Photo of opening, taken by Heather I.

  tbh bae, idgaf (left) and things left unsaid, series of four (right), all oil on panel, 2018.

tbh bae, idgaf (left) and things left unsaid, series of four (right), all oil on panel, 2018.

  Selfie wall interaction, pht by Chelsea O.

Selfie wall interaction, pht by Chelsea O.

  ICYMI, oil on panel, 2018.

ICYMI, oil on panel, 2018.

  Selfie wall interaction, pht by Megan M.

Selfie wall interaction, pht by Megan M.

  unicorns aren't real, oil on canvas, 2018.

unicorns aren't real, oil on canvas, 2018.

  Casual indifference, acted out by Kim C. and Nicole T.

Casual indifference, acted out by Kim C. and Nicole T.

  carefully script  ed reality (i & ii), oil on panel, 2018. 

carefully scripted reality (i & ii), oil on panel, 2018.