Customer Series, 2016
Oil and Acrylic
Twenty one paintings created during my Strip performance; which was a month long research project where I worked at a nearly deceased Gentleman's Club by the Pier of New York City. This club was past its prime, no one came to this deserted place to party or celebrate. These customers came looking for something to fill a void. These portraits of customers are painted from memory the morning after a shift. The gloom that lingers in the photos is derived from their sadness and mine. At the end of the month I started to call them my Sad Boys.