Vilifying faceless figures of power has always been present in my life and the lives of those closest to me. It only recently became the focus of my work. My latest paintings depict the battles and bandits that inhabit my own lived, socio-economic codex (clout, grind, impotence, layaway, racket…). Each one of these “themes” serves as an umbrella that presides over the canvas. If I am to scrupulously manifest the images that I propose to create, I need to live with the villains as well as poke at the basis of my own internal conflict with poverty. My goal is to destabilize, work through, and overthrow. When that is done, I will gift what I have discovered to my family and to any others that inhabit the lowest rungs of the tax bracket.
About the Artist:
Ranee Henderson is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Los Angeles, but born in Lincoln, Nebraska. She received her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2010, and then another one from Art Center College of Design in 2015. She finished her MFA at Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in 2019. Most recently, she completed a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
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