Pop Cars Mixed Media October 2020 - September 2021
"It started as a scribble of Homer Simpson on a daily-log sheet at a salt-water-disposal during a February snow flurry in northwest North Dakota as an oil-field trucker. The computer-log was down and I resorted to a hand-kept ledger on Keller's Daily Logs with etch-a-sketch lines cityscaping between 'off duty, on duty and driving.' The lines soon called for a portrait of Homer and the seed of Pop Cars was planted.
The idea evolved - pop culture figures who get down behind the wheel. A Mack Titan stolen from the depths of Hell...Michigan, a time-traveling Delorean, a San-Fran hill-hoping Ford Mustang 390 epitomizing counter-culture cool, or the Renaissance Man's ornithopter gliding along the current of Fibonacci's spiral - these characters are defined by their vehicle of choice.
Long live the throttle stomper - the patinet chauffer bridging racial divide, the technicolor bus driver whose resume boasts fifteen wrecks with no fatalities, the omnipresent Man in Black who walks the line town-to-town fast enough to tie your tongue, to the woman whose feminist exclamation point is dotted at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Marty McFly - the scorcerer's apprentice to Dr. Emmett Brown, who poured his family inheritance into his Pop Car - said it best, "let's see if these bastards can do ninety."
University of Mary Galleries October 1 - 28, 2020 Bismarck State College Galleries November 1 - 30, 2020 The Art Center January 28 - March 6, 2021 Cando Art Center April 1 - 30, 2021 Northwest Arts Center and Taube Museum of Art May 11 - June 22, 2021 MonDak Heritage Center August 2 - September 4, 2021
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