Artist Kim Alsbrooks’ series My White Trash Family is a result of her experience living in the southern United States — specifically her frustration with the dichotomy of southern social class.
Her portraits of the ‘social elite’ — usually painted on ivory — are now found on cans of cheap beer and highly disposable fast food containers. Although Miller High Life might have been a poor choice to get the point across — it is the ‘Champagne of Beers’ after all.
As she describes it…
‘The White Trash Series was developed while living in the South out of frustration with some of the prevailing ideologies, in particular, class distinction. This ideology seemed based on a combination of myth, biased history an bizarre sentimentality about old wars and social structures.’