ARTIST STATEMENT: Much of Allison Wade's work deals with relationships and problems inherent in contemporary modes of communication. Her paintings and photographs show text messages that have ended the artist's own relationships, whether sent by her or to her. The texts featured in Wade's work are an exposition of one-way communication and social distance. It is easier in our postmodern world to leave a voicemail and now a text message then talk face to face to other people. These new tools in communication put the sender even further away from the recipient.