Clark Goolsby at POVevolving Gallery

Last Saturday I headed Downtown to Chinatown for the Clark Goolsby show, called Tomorrow’s Nothing, at the POVevolving Gallery. The show was filled with really huge mixed media paintings, mostly featuring skulls and some collage pieces. I especially loved the big skull painting above because parts of the face were made of magazine clippings that had solid, bright colors. I also really love the houndstooth in the back, it compliments it well.

Also, if you’re in L.A. I suggest checking out the art scene on Chung King Road in Chinatown. There’s a ton of stuff going on down there and it was a lot of fun.


5 Comments Clark Goolsby at POVevolving Gallery

  1. Jan M. March 31, 2009 at 11:40 AM

    How innovative, another skull motif…Damien Hirst and Ed Hardy are also incredibly interesting. The skull as motif, in art, design, clothing, branding, has not been exhausted in the least bit…not at all.

  2. Bobby March 31, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    @Jan M. – Wow, a sarcastic remark critiquing someone’s hard work for using a motif that’s been around for thousands of years.

    Please send me a link to your work, I’d be happy to post a critique of it.

  3. Jan M. March 31, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    But a “critique” would be something far more involved than my (indeed, it was too easy) sarcastic comment. A critique would ask thoughtful questions…

    How might this artist be contributing to discussions regarding such a complex and centuries old signifier? How does appropriating such a loaded signifier to promote an infantilizing or *extremely* popularized design aesthetic, contribute to such a discussion?

    …I live in Milan, but in the States this is a very tired discussion also, no?

  4. Jason Dean April 1, 2009 at 6:19 PM

    It’s not enough that someone’s work be fun, interesting and beautiful? Apparently they have to answer to Jan the theory nazi as well. Please, continue to explain how Damien Hirst’s work isn’t interesting.

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