D.L. Warfield’s latest exhibit, “1 Million Likes,” cuts a reality check that society may not be ready to cash.
As you view the exhibit in awe of the highly accomplished creative crusader’s work, you second-guess your social instinct to take a photo and share. You ask yourself, “Am I a reflection of what I see?” For one of his pieces, this is a literal question, as he designed quote-shaped, etched glass to share sayings and legendary song lyrics like “What you see is what you get.”
In his new collection, Warfield highlights the narcissistic traits of individuals that are magnified through social media usage, while infusing our hard truths that need to be told.
Walking through his exhibit places you on an emotional rollercoaster. From laughter to sadness, disappointment to pride, you see and feel it all. The creative’s message to the culture doesn’t leave room for interpretation, only self-reflection and correction. Warfield places on display society’s obsession with self and how it has diminished the value of us as a collective.
“People today like to celebrate being fake more than being real,” Warfield says. “I hope the show will make people take an honest look at themselves and maybe have an introspective thought on what’s really important.”
Mr. Warfield, Mission accomplished.
If you haven’t experienced “1 Million Likes,” the exhibit is still on display and open to the public at The Gallery by Wish, 453 Moreland Ave. NE, Atlanta, through Sunday, May 26, 2019. Learn more about the exhibit on the gallery’s website: www.wishatlgallery.com/1-million-likes