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I was invited to create an installation in Charleston, South Carolina. I took this opportunity to address the Dylan Roof shooting which took place there. The body of the wheat-paste drawing is of Dylan Roof himself being escorted by police officers in a bullet proof vest, and a head, which consist of, wrapped fabric with an arm protruding out which, is from a statue in Charleston titled “Defenders of the Confederacy”. In the aftermath of the shooting the question was asked how could something like this happen? In his book “Between the World and Me” Ta-neshi Coates writes about what he calls “the dream”, which is classic Americana and whiteness, which is a construct that fits inside that dream, a dream that exists by marginalizing others. Dylan Roof perceived himself as protecting whiteness-protecting “the dream”.

White Knight
Wheat-paste, and acrylic on sheet-rock
120" 'x 108"
2016
White Knight
Installation shot
Wheat-paste, and acrylic on sheet-rock
120" 'x 108"
2016