paintings > White Picket Fences: Discourses on American Dreams





Czerny elevates, through this collection, this ubiquitous symbol of American identity and drains it of its “whiteness” in order to communicate the urgency for us to reexamine the American Dream, thus re-visiting it as site, where new identity mappings can occur. Czerny’s "fences", painted in frenzied jazz states, confronts the idea of unilateral place-making in our boundaried existences with poetic interplay between title and image. White Picket Fences: Discourses on American Dreams, offers us a first hand look into the self and its relation to the land that it has fenced itself off from.
-Sherwin Bitsui
Poet/Author of Shapeshift (University of Arizona Press 2003) and Flood Song
(Copper Canyon Press 2009)

outside the lines
mixed media on recycled fencing
48" x 72"
2010
word stones on paper
mixed media on recycled fencing
48" x 72"
2010
aspetta
mixed media on recycled fencing
48" x 72"
2010
beware of dog
mixed media on recycled fencing
24" x 44"
2010
oso pardo que ves ahi?
mixed media on recycled fencing
24" x 44"
2010
semillas de revolucion
mixed media on recycled fencing
24" x 44"
2010
topo saggio
mixed media on recycled fencing
24" x 44"
2010
who''s afraid of the big bad wolf?
mixed media on recycled fencing
48" x 72"
2010