wayne toepp

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sodium vapor #1, oil/canvas, 36"x48",2010
sodium vapor #2, oil/canvas, 36"x48", 2010
sodium vapor #3, oil/canvas, 36"x48", 2010
Grand Central Splitscreen, oil/canvas, 36"x48", 2008
Grand Central Splitscreen, oil/canvas, 36"x48", 2008
wayne
toepp
Artist's Statement

This body of work engages the twin notions of watching and being watched. I am examining images collected from the continual data stream of the expanding security environment that we move through in our daily comings and goings. The surveillance state has indeed arrived, attended by an ever more rapidly diminishing sphere of privacy.
If art is a process of pointing, it must register and account for that which it is pointing toward. I have chosen to examine, at some length, images culled from actual surveillance video because I would like the viewer to register both the disintegration of privacy and the implications of surveillance technology in the current political climate.

Bio/Resume

Education MFA Maryland Institute College of Art
BFA Maryland Institute College of Art

Solo Exhibitions 2008 Maryland Institute College of Art , Baltimore, MD
1992 Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York
1989 Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York

Group Exhibitions 2009 Introductions5, Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC
Radius 11, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
2007 Lump Gallery, Raliegh, NC
1993 Grace Borgenicht Gallery, NY
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
CV available: www.waynetoepp.com