Bold Hype Gallery in New York called "Suggestivism," which is curated by Nathan Spoor. Seeing as how preview images have already gone up on the Hi-Fructose site (here), I thought I'd finally share my contribution to the show here on the blog:
Acrylic and gouache on paper mounted on cradled panel
11" x 14" x 2"
This piece is loosely based on the practice of sin-eating, whereby an individual (the "sin-eater")
would remove the sins of a recently deceased person through ritual
consumption of food and drink and take them into himself, allowing the
deceased person's soul to rest in peace. In this case, the sin-eater is the stag, who (reluctantly) bears the dead man's injuries as well as the weight of all his troubles.
As I said in my previous post about St. Vincent, this piece is loosely inspired by a St. Vincent song ("Cheerleader"). It's actually inspired more by the themes of the song rather than a literal interpretation of the song...but anyway, it's a gorgeous song!
"Suggestivism" opens May 10th! If you are in New York, be sure to check it out. The line-up is incredible, and I'm extremely honored to be in such great company (special shout-out to my former instructors Nathan Ota and Bob Dob, who are also in the show). And thanks to Nathan Spoor for inviting me to take part!