Work > OUT OF OFFICE

These are paintings on grid patterned material cut out of my office shirts that had a windowpane grid pattern on them. I had previously made "grid" drawings and digital images on printed grids and photographs of people wearing windowpane grid clothing.
Having being laid off during the pandemic, I cut up my office shirts and then bought more shirts in thrift stores. I mounted the pieces of grid fabric on canvases that are sized to the back, front panels and sleeves of the shirts.
The phrases and jargon are from my experience in my office day job as a graphic designer. Now being "OUT OF OFFICE" it is a meditation on our communication and motivations at work and how it seeps into our everyday interactions with others.
Floating, removed from context, these familiar and hackneyed phrases can feel empty, corny and often manipulative. Other times they can seem like seasoned and simple advice, like a profound message on a fortune cookie.
I know you have a lot on your plate right now but thanks so much for reaching out and making a valued contribution to the team! Hang in there.
Best,
Daniel

YEAH NO
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
8x10"
2021
WE'RE (LIKE A) FAMILY
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
10x8"
2021
VISION BOARD
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
5.5x4"
2021
WE NEED TO PIVOT
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
11x14"
2021
WE'RE ALIGNED
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
12x9"
2021
WORK WIFE
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
16x20"
2021
TOUCH BASE (CHUNKY)
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
20x16"
2021
TOUCH BASE PIZZA PARTY
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
8x8"
2021
TOUCH BASE
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
12x9"
2021
TURNING CHALLENGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
12x9"
2021
TY VS LY
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
9x12"
2021
THANKS SO MUCH FOR REACHING OUT
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
9x12"
2021
THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT'S ALWAYS BEEN DONE
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
9x12"
2021
THE MEETING AFTER THE MEETING
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
11x14"
2021
THE WALLS HAVE EARS
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
9x12"
2021
WORKING DINNER
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
16X20"
2021
THEY'RE NO LONGER WITH THE COMPANY
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
16x20"
2021
SORRY NOT SORRY
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
12x9"
2021
SORRY NOT SORRY
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
20x16"
2021
STAY IN YOUR LANE
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
9x12"
2021
T.B.D.
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
14x11"
2021
TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
20x20"
2021
PUT A PIN IN IT
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
11x14"
2021
PUT A PIN IN IT
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
20x20"
2021
REMOTE WORKER
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
12x9"
2021
SHE'S NO LONGER WITH THE COMPANY
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
16x20"
2021
SMART CASUAL
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
11x14"
2021
NO (CHUNKY)
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
10x8"
2021
OUT OF OFFICE
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
9x12"
2021
OUT OF OFFICE
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
12x9"
2021
PIZZA PARTY
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
12x9"
2021
PUSH BACK
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
14x11"
2021
MANDATORY ANONYMOUS SURVEY
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
20x16"
2021
MEETS EXPECTATIONS
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
16x20"
2021
MERGED ROLES
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
9x12"
2021
NEW CREATIVE MANAGEMENT AGENDA
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
12x9"
2021
NEXT STEPS
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
16x20"
2021
LET'S PUT THAT IN THE PARKING LOT
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
8x10"
2021
LET'S TALK
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
8x6"
2021
LET'S TOUCH BASE
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
16x20"
2021
LOOK THE PART
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
5.5x4"
2021
MANAGED EXPECTATIONS
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
20x16"
2021
JUST TRY 2 HAVE FUN WITH IT!
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
16X20"
2021
KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
12x9"
2021
KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
12x9"
2021
LET'S HAVE A CONVERSATION
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
8x8"
2021
IT IS WHAT IT IS
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
11x14"
2021
IT'S JUST BUSINESS
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
14x11"
2021
IT'S JUST NOT A GREAT FIT
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
16x20"
2021
JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
20x20"
2021
JUST REACHING OUT
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
5.5x4"
2021
HANG IN THERE
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
16x20"
2021
HE'S NO LONGER WITH THE COMPANY
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
16x20"
2021
HOW ARE WE DOING TODAY?
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
8x8"
2021
I'VE GOT A LOT ON MY PLATE RIGHT NOW
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
8x10"
2021
I'VE GOT A LOT ON MY PLATE RIGHT NOW
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
10x8"
2021
FACE TO FACE
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
8x6"
2021
FINAL FINAL
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
12x9"
2021
FRIENDLY NOT FRIENDS
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
14x11"
2021
FRIENDS & FAMILY
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
20x16"
2021
GIVING 110%
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
12x9"
2021
CREATIVITY HANDOUT
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
20x16"
2021
DEEP DIVE
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
9x12"
2021
DO YOU HAVE WHAT YOU NEED 2 SUCCEED
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
8x8"
2021
E.O.D. PLEASE
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
14x11"
2021
EVERYONE- AMENDED VISION
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
20x20"
2021
BEST,
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
9x12"
2021
BEST,
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
8x10"
2021
BRAND RIGHT
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
12x9"
2021
CC & BCC PLEASE
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
9x12"
2021
CIRCLE BACK
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
14x11"
2021
I'VE GOT A LOT ON MY PLATE RIGHT NOW
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
20x20"
2021
ALL HANDS ON DECK
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
9x12"
2021
ASAP (CHUNKY)
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
8X10"
2021
ASAP
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
9X12"
2021
AT THE END OF THE DAY
Acrylic on cotton shirting mounted on canvas
12X9"
2021