Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Descent of Sockmonkey

3 local artists provide a rousing poke at seriousness.
Minister turned artist Marty Gordon collages vintage images from books, religious materials, and encyclopedias for a comic book style commentary on the many ironies within human nature. Gordon will be one of forty artists featured in the upcoming Lark Books publication, “Masters: Collage” coming out in May 2010.
Terence Healy’s
paintings on salvaged wood are an anthology of US culture via toys. His ongoing search at thrift stores for misplaced toys provides us with whimsical juxtapositions of Barbie and sock monkeys as well as the infamous Magic Eight Ball in this delightful selection from his Toy Life series.
Robin Harlow
paints surreal illusions of the dreams, and nightmares, of youth with a proclivity for 19th century Victorian imagery. Her large scale paintings employ a sweet sadness as a winged goat with party hat pronounces he is “Feeling Lost Without You” in the title. True to surrealism, she works unencumbered by social restrictions and creates freely from her imagination.

2 comments:

jon p. said...

Shouldn't that more accurately read "Artist turned artist/minister turned minister turned artist..."

By the way, I'm sad that we're nearing the end of "Places I've lived."

becca said...

I love the title of the show...