William Pope.L 
Skin Set Painting: Blue People are my New God Replacing Chartreuse People are my Old God
2012-13
William Pope.L’s solo show at Mitchell-Innes and Nash, “Colored Waiting Room” was one that made me rethink that ways we contemplate color. Whether that be race-related (in a socio-political sense), or as Pope.L tries to explore, the complexities surrounding color theory and language. The title of the show itself reflects on a specific historical moment, that of racially segregated Jim Crow “Colored” spaces of the early 20th-century. In his Skin Set Painting series, Pope.L frantically uses color and text to try and personify the chaotic and frenzied conflicts of expression. Some of which are illegible, the works embody some of the nuances we desperately try to work through when talking about color and race. 

William Pope.L 

Skin Set Painting: Blue People are my New God Replacing Chartreuse People are my Old God

2012-13

William Pope.L’s solo show at Mitchell-Innes and Nash, “Colored Waiting Room” was one that made me rethink that ways we contemplate color. Whether that be race-related (in a socio-political sense), or as Pope.L tries to explore, the complexities surrounding color theory and language. The title of the show itself reflects on a specific historical moment, that of racially segregated Jim Crow “Colored” spaces of the early 20th-century. In his Skin Set Painting series, Pope.L frantically uses color and text to try and personify the chaotic and frenzied conflicts of expression. Some of which are illegible, the works embody some of the nuances we desperately try to work through when talking about color and race. 

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