Kelly Inouye

Region: Pacific Coast


City / State: San Francisco, CA

Sitcom Series was inspired by the perverse, nostalgic relationship I had with the television shows I watched as a kid growing up in the ’70s and ’80s, a bygone era that was not that long ago. The idea came about through conversations with coworkers and friends about why we remembered so many trivial details from these shows, yet frequently forgot more important things, like Social Security numbers or impending deadlines. I started using watercolor in its loosest form to depict sitcom characters to amplify that sense of odd sentimentality and to test the limits of just how much information was needed to create recognition. As time passes and these images become dated, their complexity and cultural significance evolve.