Preview of work for March show at The Front, New Orleans...
oil on plastic, 8 x 11 ft
Site specific work for an L-shaped wall in Gallery #2 at The Front
A vulnerable, naked man is caught in a chaotic throng. Fat Man (Altamont) is part of a body of works that contain source imagery associated with tumultuous historical events.
The violence of the free concert at Altamont Speedway in 1969 has come to symbolize the end of an era. Recently, the mythologies associated with that generation seem to resonate, and I find myself delving into the past in hopes of making sense of the present. I keep thinking about the links/significance of 1968/9 and 2008/9...
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