By painting what he sees (with more than a touch of caricature), John Sonsini identifies the very thing that makes these men invisible. Yet despite his gutsy one-on-one painterly interrogations, Sonsini—who was born in 1950 and has been making paintings for over thirty years—may also be seen as a subcontractor and as an exploiter. But his art surely gives back. Its value is that is doesn’t so much allow us to see, but to sense the racism in our blindness, and to feel embarrassed by it.
bron: Jeremy Sigler - Brooklyn Rail