POPE.L
Coffin (Flag Box)
2008
Wood construction with printed tape, CD player, speakers, metal handles, casters, vinyl grills, electrical cord and book and wood stack
54 7/8 by 72 1/4 by 44 1/4 in.  139.4 by 183.5 by 1

POPE.L
Black People Are Shit
2012
Acrylic, china marker, oil stick, pencil, water-based oil paint on paper
84 by 60 in.  213.4 by 152.4 cm.

POPE.L
Green People are Hark
2012
Acrylic, china marker, oil stick, pencil, water-based oil paint on paper
84 by 60 in.  213.4 by 152.4 cm.

POPE.L
The Yellow Test
2016
Acrylic, marker, pencil, charcoal, painted push pins on rag paper in artist frame
14 1/4 by 11 1/4 by 2 3/8 in.

POPE.L
G-o-p instead of C-o-p
2016
Transparent gesso, ink, ballpoint pen, charcoal, pencil, bits of plastic bag, hair, painted pushpins on rag paper in artist frame
14 1/4 by 11 1/4 by 2 3/8 in.

POPE.L
J.G. Ballard
2016
Acrylic, marker, pencil, painted push pins on rag paper in artist frame
14 1/4 by 11 1/4 by 2 3/8 in.

POPE.L
Might Cop Follow Donut
2016
Acrylic, marker, pencil, china marker, painted push pins on rag paper in artist frame
14 1/4 by 11 1/4 by 2 3/8 in.

POPE.L
Film
2016
Transparent gesso, marker, pencil, charcoal, ballpoint pen, painted push pins on rag paper in artist frame
14 1/4 by 11 1/4 by 2 3/8 in.

POPE.L
White Hope Whiter Donut (Trailer)
2016
Acrylic, marker, charcoal, pencil, painted push pins on rag paper in artist frame
14 1/4 by 11 1/4 by 2 3/8 in.

POPE.L
Lipstick in the Ashtray
2016
Acrylic, marker, pencil, painted push pins on rag paper in artist frame
14 1/4 by 11 1/4 by 2 3/8 in.

POPE.L
Sad Cop Small Dog
2015
Ink, acrylic, charcoal, pencil, painted push pins on advertising circular in artist frame
14 1/4 by 11 1/4 by 2 3/8 in.

Press Release

For the 2016  Independent Art Fair, New York, Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to present a solo booth with works by Pope.L.

The booth, comprised of a selection of paintings and one large sculpture, includes work spanning almost a decade of Pope.L’s career.

A selection of paintings on both canvas board and paper are extensions of the artist’s project entitled Skin Set: an ongoing set of text-based drawings, paintings and objects which describe the actions, attributes or ways of life of differently colored persons. Expanding beyond “Black” and “White,” the Skin set includes Orange, Green, Purple, Brown, Yellow, Red, gold, gray, beige and chartreuse people. As a group, the works engage language playfully with deliberately mixed, layered and slathered messages. Language has long been one of Pope.Ls preferred tools with which to create. The Skin Set is comprised of claims, spurts and gushes of language which function as a sort of Odyssean system of circuitry that is always in flux.

Coffin (Flag Box) is a wooden sculpture which stands about 45 inches tall. The L shaped coffin emits the recorded sound of a flag waving or shedding or burning.