On view with Chicago’s Shane Campbell Gallery is White People Are The Future by William Pope.L, self-described as “The Friendliest Black Artist in America©” and arguably one of the most complicated. This recent work is a subtle departure from the artist’s “Skin Set Drawings” project (1997-ongoing), but continues his use of hand-drawn, darkly humorous text, to critique, challenge, and draw attention to social inequity. His intentional use of language presents an ironic take on identity politics and investigates the relationship between race and social value in America. Be on the lookout for his upcoming exhibition, opening this March at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The show will feature large-scale installation, new performance, and site-specific sculpture by the Chicago-based artist.