With Friends Like These. Baltimore Study 1. 2018. Mo Kessler.

With Friends Like These

2018. Material: Sharpie and Acrylic Paint on Canvas. Frames: Holographic Glitter and Mod Podge.

With Friends Like These is a series of paintings inspired by the correlations between the surveillance and repression apparatuses used in the coal region of Appalachia and Baltimore.

I was heavily influenced my own direct experience with this violence and the mass community violence highlighted in the Baltimore Uprisings. Each painting in this series is being framed by a very bright glittered frame.