Roger White

Roger White

1976, Salem, Or. Lives and works between Middlebury, VT, and Brooklyn, NY.

Roger White works both as a painter and writer, and he is also the co-founder of the art journal Paper Monument. White's paintings are about the everyday and a sense of time and space that accompany this domain of quotidian experience. He suggests that the images in his paintings are components of an oblique history of the present in which the mundane acts as a category of experience, appearing both fractured by the integration of information technology at the granular level of life and threatened with extinction by the array of interlocking catastrophes that the 21st century has brought. In this sense, the mundane itself seems to be on the verge of historicization. What can this tell us about how we might live in the future?

White graduated from Yale University (B.A.) and received his M.F.A. from Columbia University. He is also the author of The Contemporaries: Travels in the 21st-Century Art World, published by Bloomsbury Books in 2015.

Roger White | "Red 2049" from LABOR on Vimeo.

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