Gray Swartzel

Swartzel’s works function as expository devices, ones that make visible the invisible; allowing the spiritual, ephemeral nature of social constructs to surface before our eyes. For us, a somewhat lost generation (what most call the ‘Millennials’), the invisible threads of identity—gender, sexuality, the familial, placehood—construct our vision of the world. Three themes dominate the work of Gray Swartzel: connection, alienation and mortality.