4 Seasons Total Landscaping (Losing)
Part of the artist's series Possibilities for Representation, this painting is part of an exploration of climate change and the ideological forces of its denial. This small watercolor, Four Seasons Total Landscaping, is a key component for this group of works. The painting depicts the site of US President Donald Trump’s public humiliation at a landscaping company parking lot outside of Philadelphia.
Powhida's work is a satirical and frequently political look into his own experience of New York’s contemporary art market. He frequently overlaps references to different discourses to explore the contradictory nature of art making today.
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For more than a decade, William Powhida’s work has provided a satirical, political and sometimes despairing window into New York’s contemporary art market. He overlaps multiple discourses in his paintings, referencing art history alongside ecological activism and other social issues. A former art critic, Powhida examines the contradictory and sometimes farcical contours of “contemporary art.”