Opening Sunday, January 19th at Team Gallery, New York is “Klan Paintings,” a solo exhibition by David Ratcliff. Ratcliff’s process is always appropriative: he gathers visuals (often drawings or texts) from a wide variety of media, constructs large hand-made stencils and then spray-paints the collaged images onto canvases. In his latest body of paintings, the artist turns his attention exclusively to the Ku Klux Klan. These works take as both their form and their subject the official documents of the organization: incident reports, order forms, meeting minutes, etc. These paintings appear innocent upon first glance, disguising under their quotidian bureaucracy the myopic world-view of a violent, racist organization.

David Ratcliff.  Courtesy of Team Gallery.

David Ratcliff. Courtesy of Team Gallery.


Opening Reception: Sunday, January 19th, 2014.


“Klan Paintings” is on view through March 2nd, 2014.


For more information visit Team Gallery, New York.