Teagan White
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The Cull

Paintings for "The Cull", my solo show at Talon Gallery.

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Racket  |  14"x14"  |  gouache, watercolor, & colored pencil on paper

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Screech  |  14"x14"  |  gouache, watercolor, & colored pencil on paper

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Plastic Bag, Hammer, Brick  |  9"x12"  |  gouache, watercolor, & colored pencil on paper

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A Considerable Harvest of Mice  |  9"x12"  |  gouache, watercolor, & colored pencil on paper

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Gurgle  |  12"x16"  |  gouache, watercolor, & colored pencil on paper

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Weep  |  12"x16"  |  gouache, watercolor, & colored pencil on paper

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Pest” | 5”x7” | experimental pieces using cyanotype, collage, and botanical dyes

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Whisper Song” | 16”x70” | cyanotype, found fabric, driftwood

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THE CULL (YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE)

Talon gallery
portland, or
December 2018


My solo exhibition "The Cull (You Are Not Welcome Here)" calls attention to the arbitrary distinctions we draw between the species that live among us, when we declare some beautiful and noteworthy and dismiss others as disease-ridden or pests. In the work, animals are clustered together and bursting from the rigid shapes we attempt to confine them to, or laid out grid-like in death, identities erased, reduced to numbers to exterminate.

The show included gouache & watercolor paintings, large scale line drawings, and experimental sun-printed pieces using cyanotype and natural dyes on found papers and textiles. The concepts are further explored in an art zine released in tandem with the show.