What Are Your Super Powers And How Did You Get Them: Artist talk

What Are Your Super Powers And How Did You Get Them: Artist talk

Artwork by Jon Read, courtesy of the artist.

Location Info:

Bill's Junk
1125 E 11th St.
Houston, TX  77009
713-863-7112
Bill's Junk presents a discussion with Jon Read in conjunction with his exhibition of new and recent works, "What Are Your Super Powers And How Did You Get Them?" Read (who also performs an especially curmudgeonly kind of scuzz-rock as the Wiggins) has long applied his preferred painterly technique---a delightfully garish kind of fauvist-primitivism---to a spiraling series of fantasy, religious, sci fi, and super hero narratives that owe as much to medieval history paintings as they do to comic books and outsider artists like Henry Darger. Though he works in painted cutouts, painted boards, works on paper, and prints, his stoned tableaus are always bright and busy, crowded with strange characters, teeming with action, lousy with minutiae, and tight-packed with allusions to dystopian movies and the dense, strange storehouse of historical and literary oddities.

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