Black History Month (detail)

In all 3 grayscale paintings the viewer confronts the question of spectatorship and complicity. The viewer becomes an extension of the composition as s/he join the painted figures in bearing witness to the central subject matter, thus, implicating his/herself in the issues/events depicted. I was interested in developing this idea as a means to confront and challenge the inherent reality of spectatorship within visual art, particularly stretched canvas paintings.