Dark Landscapes for a White House critiques our cultural habituation to political and ecological traumas. As with earlier works, Oropallo employs photomontage as a strategy for visualizing how media-based images accumulate and overwhelm our collective consciousness. The works in D
Oropallo presents her new works as “journalism in visual form,” and her compositions bear witness to global traumas that are all-too-often underreported, including oil spills and mass fires, as well as acts of human violence. By sourcing images from online news outlets, Oropallo draws attention to critical events that most people will never see, and which are elided from mainstream reportage.