Sunday, June 16, 2013

be very frightened

Joyce Pensato's work is being shown in a very strong solo show at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
The museum space conveys an expansive yet somehow intimate look at this artist's work.  Taking her lead from pop cartoon icons such as Mickey, Bart and Kenny, she riffs on their connection to contemporary culture through the use of drips, dabs, and shiny black paint.
These are gigantic portraits transforming the comic figures to threatening characters that somehow retain their charm.  Prepare to be taken in a wide and yet suffocating embrace by these images.  The show, titled I KILLED KENNY is on until August 17.