Elizabeth McGrath’s With Tomorrow’s Eyes
Currently showing at Sloan Fine Art
"If I am not grotesque, I am nothing." ~Aubrey Beardsley
Birth from Juvenal’s VI Satire & Lucian’s True History
South On Sixth | my view down Sixth Ave, 9/1/01
Chad Wys Nocturne
Brothers Quay | still from Street of Crocodiles
Eyes of the Lord- Jeremy Hush. (lesson learned)
Berlinde De Bruyckere’s K36 (The Black Horse), polyurethane foam, horse hide, wood, iron
From the artist’s gallery on the Saatchi website:
Their lack of eyes and sex emphasised the importance of seeing each body as a whole. A few years later she turned to the horse as subject, covering pseudo-anatomical works in familiar materials that inspire both a sense of nightmarish displacement and of visual comfort, of animal suffering and material abstraction.
The horse pieces are eyeless (K36 (The Black Horse), 2003) and sometimes headless too (K21, 2006). The glossiness of their skin underscores all of the things that are covered and hidden, a sensual, almost tender casing for these uncomfortable shapes.
Norman Rockwell’s Southern Justice
(Note: As a commercial artist, Rockwell was usually obliged to paint scenes that were happy, humorous or otherwise pleasant. But he was quite capable of addressing ugly topics without compromise, and his vision of America was less simplistic that many people realize.)
via Daily Art Fixx