s skippy the bush kangaroo: the owner of this local art gallery, sullivangoss

skippy the bush kangaroo



Friday, November 17, 2006

the owner of this local art gallery, sullivangoss

is getting death threats for showing these amazing tapestries by the artist john nava, who actually attended ucsb. it is an inspiring show. the tapestries are intricate and lifelike, first "sketched" with oil and then transfered into material. unfortunately, some folks in this town don't agree with freedom of speech. they seem to be "freaked out" with the statements on the clothing worn in the pieces.

"gericault had the flailing bourbon government, goya had napoleon bonaparte, picasso had franco, leon golub had kissinger and nixon, and john nava -- well, he’s had enough. louis xviii, napoleon, franco, nixon, bush jr. -- all courageous leaders of wars of occupation. the lineage of the raft of the medusa, the disasters of war, guernica, and golub’s biting portraits provide a forceful precedent for nava to use his canvas to protest the grim consequences of unprovoked war. like his predecessors, nava finds it impossible to reconcile the viciousness of a war so profoundly futile. sullivan goss is proud to present john nava’s “neo-icons.”
posted by SantaBarbarian at 9:18 PM |

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commented by Blogger Eat More Beef, 3:01 AM PST  
Very impressive work, art, truth and reality...

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