Cali Thornhill Dewitt

Born in 1973

Hometown: Los Angeles, USA

Cali Thornhill DeWitt lives and works in Los Angeles, as a multidisciplinary artist and eclectic instigator. He runs the independent record label and publishing house Teenage Teardrops. Following in traditions of Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, and Ed Ruscha, Cali Thornhill DeWitt’s works, zines, artist books, prints, photographs, music videos and sweatshirts often pair provocative imagery culled from the internet with word plays lifted from news headlines, spam mail, advertising slogans, street lingo, mundane phrases and a myriad of other influences. Inspired by the direct, quickly understood images that flood today’s media, especially social media, he has paired bouquets of roses with the words “TIME RUNS OUT” or the words “GLORY HOLE” with images of bullet holes. Thornhill DeWitt’s unexpected juxtapositions offer a social critique using the universally understood language of mass communication.

Group Exhibition

The Community Centre

22.05. — 20.06.2021


The Community

11. — 28.07.2018

Cali Thornhill Dewitt