Allison L. Wade, like many artists, draws her inspiration from her own love life; this is especially evident in her latest exhibit 'It's Not You,' a show which features her own personal collection of break up texts.
Break ups are hard no matter what. But ending a relationship over text? That's rough. Wade explores how our newest medium of communication affects relationships.
The messages in the installation are displayed against various backgrounds, which range from garish color gradients to generic stock images. The purpose of paring these heartfelt worlds with seemingly meaningless backgrounds further strips each message from any context the viewer might infer. More importantly, it conveys the sense of the detachment we feel trying to navigate relationships in the digital realm.