oil and sand on canvas; 20×20”

“Masks have become a new form of expressing ourselves. We can now neatly display not only who we are voting for but exactly the issues we stand for over our faces. In this case it seems every social issue is being addressed, except for the one we all seem to be in denial of, the state of our planet.”

ARTIST BIO: Devan Horton is an oil painter from northern Kentucky whose work addresses our cultures obsession with consumption and waste. Since receiving her BFA in painting from Northern Kentucky University in 2015, Devan has shown in local and national galleries, including a series of pop-up galleries she curated titled, “Perennial”. Devan’s work encourages a change in perspective hoping that we can all see that climate change is the most important problem facing our generation.