Casey James Wilson
One Standard Unit, 2016 (installation view)
How did you get into debt?
Although I received scholarship and a stipend, I went into debt to support my studio costs, living expenses, and travel while earning an MFA over two years.
Cube Squared, 2016, framed chromogenic print, 31.5x46.5"
Describe your art practice
I use photography to expose complications of institutional framing and slippages in perception. The photographic space mediates experience down to an understanding of the surfaces of things yet fails to go deeper, speaking to the superficiality of consumer culture including notions of high art as commodity wherein the art institution becomes a glorified storefront.
One Standard Unit #4, 2016, framed chromogenic print, 31.5x46.5"
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Most likely I wouldn't be as disenfranchised by the art market and wouldn't feel as hopeless toward the cultural value of contemporary art.
One Standard Unity #2, 2016, framed chromogenic print, 41.5x61.5"