Floors One, Five, Six
As part of his ongoing project to make labor visible, artist Ramiro Gomez creates paintings of Whitney’s staff members at work in the Museum and gives these new works to his subjects.
Invited by Rafa Esparza to contribute to the installation Figure Ground: Beyond the White Field, Gomez spent time observing Whitney staff members—from janitorial workers to security guards—in the week leading up to the opening of the 2017 Biennial. Gomez recorded his observations in cell phone photographs. Using these images as the basis for paintings on pieces of cardboard, he returns to the museum with the intention presenting these artworks as a gesture of appreciation and respect.
Visitors are invited to observe the artist at work in the galleries.
Free with Museum admission.