Painting The Histories We Make - Connecting Patriots by Sara Kaltwasser

The Histories We Make - Connecting Patriots

Mixed Media & Monotype Print on Paper, 2022/23

This series of Mixed Media monotype prints explore the tacit connections between Western Art History and American History, and how these thin threads of information and image inform US identity. 

How do these stories and images affirm mythologized heroism, colonialist narratives, and conceptions of whiteness? How do purposeful omissions of shared stories in the Western Historical canon lead to insurrection? Can a painting of a founding father lead to a riot?