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Charlie White, 6 Questions
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Charlie White, 6 Questions
by Ami Kealoha
on 29 August 2005
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Charlie White's richly narrative work inserts otherwordly creatures into situations that range from banal to melodramatic: a puppet everyman sings forlornly on the scene of a car accident in an Interpol video, a naked alien character mingles at what looks like a suburban swingers' cocktail party, and doll-like children play in a clichéd oil painting of a rural yard. The effect is eerily compelling, a blend of the grotesque and the everyday that's landed him on the roster at New York's Andrea Rosen Gallery, put his work in the pages of Vogue Homme International among other notable mags, and will see two new books published within the next year. Here, in our second prelude to Semi-Permanent, White discusses violence and youth in his new work, gymnastics, and Los Angeles.

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