May 29th 2011

Scott Whipkey: The Trilogie Triage

@ ACRE Projects

1913 W 17th St, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Sunday, May 29th, from 4PM - 8PM

On view through Monday, May 30th

This exhibition features eight recent drawings by Brooklyn-based artist R. Scott Whipkey. These works are part of an ongoing investigation of images related to the current U.S. involvement in the Middle East. The project began in 2009 with a meticulous series of drawings replicating former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s signature. All completed in ball-point pen, Whipkey continued to use basic instruments used in day-to-day life: pencils, Sharpie markers, correction fluid, etc. This most recent collection of works, The Triage Trilogie, focuses on three images, replicated three times, in three differing approaches, all rendered in pencil and marker. As all these images were culled from (and simultaneously imitate) the television “screen,” Whipkey re-presents these pictures back to us, pixel by pixel, investigating our past, present and future understanding of these three specific images.

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