Art Series: Jenny Holzer

In the latest series of paintings by artist Jenny Holzer, government documents from the U.S. Army, CIA and FBI are used as backdrops for descriptive text. Through the process of tracing and transferring, letters and surroundings are painted and re-painted, resounding traditional Arabic calligraphy called Ghubar, or dust writing.  These hand-rendered works trace politics and human treatment in the global war on terror.

Dust Paintings is on view through October 25th, 2014 at Cheim & Read.

Jenny Holzer, I my self (2014)

Jenny Holzer, CONCLUSION (2014)

Jenny Holzer, 14 (2014)

Jenny Holzer, Dust Paintings (2014)