Kim Alsbrooks

My White Trash Family

My White Trash Family


The White Trash Series was developed while living in the South out of frustration with some of the prevailing ideologies, in particular, class distinction.   This ideology seems to be based on a combination of myth, biased history and a bizarre sentimentality about old wars and social structures.   With the juxtaposition of the portraits from museums, once painted on ivory, now on flattened trash like beer cans and fast food containers, the artist sets out to even the playing field, challenging the perception of the social elite in today's society.

" ... a clutch of beer cans ... crushed flat. On the surface of each was painted a bust dressed in 18th century collars and frocks, and posed as if standing for Gainsborough himself. The aristocratic air of the subject clashes with the disposability of the medium to create an exquisite tension suggesting volumes about the nature of family portraits and the value of art itself."

— Savannah Morning News Review


Kim Alsbrooks | 1630 S. Beulah Street Philadelphia, PA one9one4eight | | 1988-89 University of Southern Illinois, graduate studies in printmaking | 1983-86 University of Arizona, BFA 1985 | 1981-83 College of Charleston, fine arts Other | 1996 Fabric Workshop, Phila., apprenticeship | 2014 Last Memories at Snyderman Gallery, Phil. | The SHOW on the Road, Austin, TX SXSW | SELECT Fair NYC | InLiquid 15th Anniversary Show, Phila. | 2013 NYC SCOPE with West Collects, NYC | Vertical Gallery, Chicago | Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans | 2012 The Shop, New Orleans, LA Exhibition | Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ Strange Matters | Snyderman Gallery, Phil., PA Recovered Delights | 2011-12 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Phil., P. pod Pop-up | The West Collection Prize and Purchase Award | 2011 The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Phil., PA The Art of the Flower | The Plastic Club, Phil., PA Small Worlds Exhibition | Art Connects New York, NY Dear Japan | The Philadelphia Sketch Club | 2010 Two Windows Project, Berlin About Face & Boxers and Fighters | Bambi Gallery, Phil., White Trash | 2009 Eakins House, Mural Arts Program, Phil., Creative Capitol | 2008 Bambi Gallery, Phil. | Cherishables, Neurotitan, Berlin | Diverse Chorus | Third Boat Gallery, Phil. Kim Alsbrooks | 2007 Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA | Time Capsule Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA Collected Works | 2005 Lime Blue, Chas. Splendour and Elegance | 2004 College of Charleston Halsey Gallery The Head Show | 2003 Tryon Center, Charlotte, NC Pop-Aganda | 1989 Southern Illinois University, Purchase Award Show | 1987 The University of Arizona, Alumni Show Show Award | Galleries - I have a gallery in Philadelphia, Snyderman/Works


June 17, 2014 Huffington Post

June 10, 2014 Ufunk

June 10, 2014 Kuriositas

June 9, 2014 Colossal

June 2, 2014 Faith Is Torment

February 27, 2014 BEAUTIFUL/Decay

February 24, 2014 BOOOOOOOM

October 30, 2011 Huffington Post

October 21, 2011 Juxtapoz

October 20, 2011 ArtStormer

December 6, 2010 Art Nectar

Also:, Metrosphere


October 15, 2010 Scrapple TV, Art Phag

June 10, 2010

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