art curator and writer

Séraphine Pick: White Noise


Séraphine Pick: White Noise

Séraphine Pick: White Noise installation view. Image courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo by John Lake.


Transforming search engine results into emotive paintings, Pick explores both the value of the painted image and the sociological and psychological impact of the internet.

In Séraphine Pick: White Noise, paintings produced by the artist between 2011 and 2015 mine distortions of reality produced by the web. Drawing from her own life experience as a teenager of the 1970s and a mother at the beginning of the twenty-first century, Pick used the internet as a starting place to explore collective conscious, popular culture, belonging and misrepresentation.

This exhibition was accompanied by a catalogue featuring all the works in White Noise, installation images, images of the artist’s studios and and essays by myself and art writer Megan Dunn. My essay can be read here, on this website.

The Dowse Art Museum | 27 Jun 2015 – 17 Jan 2016