Saturday, February 18, 2012

Georgia O'Keeffe Caught With Porn and Other Mr. Fish Creations

Yes, Anon, we're in San Francisco where my son and his wife live.  Among many things Friday, we found ourselves in E6 Gallery on Market and Gough.  The work cuts right down to the painful truth. 

Even with the reflections on the glass (sorry). 

The Gallery website has this:
ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY is pleased to present the original drawings and unique multiples of Dwayne Booth aka Mr. Fish - political cartoonist and author of GO FISH (how to win contempt and influence people.)
In the appendix of his book, Mr. Fish dissects the journalistic responsibility he faces as a cartoonist to make it make sense. It being his raw emotional output in response to a given stimuli (government, society, et al) manifesting itself via pen on paper without regard to the cleverly pointed punchline that will accompany and ultimately define it. In his inaugural gallery show, he eschews that responsibility; the political cartoons hanging vulnerably on the walls in their original illustrated state, stripped of any captioning and absolute clarity. If the objective of a political cartoonist is to speak clearly than the goal of this exhibition is to express freely. The drawings are a celebration of the technical mastery and unbridled emotional truth of Dwayne Booth – the Clark Kent to Superman’s Mr. Fish.


 I remember the conversation that caused the lightbulb to go on and I suddenly understood the underlying symbolism of Georgia O'Keeffe's flowers

[You can double click to enlarge these images.]






These pieces were all for sale.










Tim Sullivan was monitoring the gallery when we were there and gave me permission to take pictures for the blog. 



This work is so deliciously wicked, it hurts.






If you go to Mr. Fish's website, you can see that I missed him in LA AND San Francisco.  You can also see a lot more examples of his work there. 


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