Artist Statement

Catherine Haley Epstein, detail of “My Pharmacy” courtesy the artist.

“My Pharmacy” (detail), Catherine Haley Epstein

In all of my art, regardless of medium, I make work as a means to negotiate my position with our times. My work is prolific and varied. My work is an exploration of power – power within and outside, power in its implicit working through all levels of life and experience. Through exploring complex psychological states, whether through myth or contemporary narratives, my work strikes a balance between the highly personal and the socially charged. I draw subject matter from the most banal to the most charged photojournalistic images. A portrait of Laurent Gbagbo placed innocuously next to a portrait of my son renders the political as defunct – power is stripped of its authority. Through making I render all things equal.

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