The Detroit Metro Times, Editor: Vince Grzegorek
       
     
 Standard Issue, acrylic on panel, 60 x 60"   It seems at times we are a population utterly terrified of itself.    The work here investigates our fear from different perspectives through several bodies of work: a series of bright, unsettling shooting range targets; a day in the life of a classic American criminal; quiet studies on the militarization of our local police; and a darkly funny take on the anxiety and anonymity of crowds.    Drawn in a comic book style on hand-dyed paper,  Background Check  asks what the “Thug” from the classic police target does with his time when he’s not shooting at cops.   Later developed as a run of screenprints,  these thick-chested, high-waisted thugs are a funny reminder not to lose sight of a villain’s humanity.    Initially inspired by Trayvon Martin’s death, the targets are a response to the reactionaries and the lunatics among us.    While most shooting range targets feature fearsome enemies pointing guns and holding hostages, White’s targets are quite the opposite: terror-struck victims cowering for their lives.    The work reminds us of both recent tragedies and everyday violence and questions our comfort with wrath.
       
     
       
     
 Caprice Classic, colored pencil on paper, 42 x 52"
       
     
 Local BBQ wholesalers RIFFS Smokehouse make some of the best pulled pork this Southern boy has tasted, and their sauce?  Get out of town.  We worked together to develop a logo, a full run of product labels, and promotional posters as they gear up to prove just how good store-bought BBQ can truly be.  Check them out  here .