Brian Reedy at Dorsch
Post #754 • March 16, 2006, 2:59 PM • 80 Comments
Driving a cartoon sensibility through the Medieval woodcut and back into contemporary practice, Brian Reedy creates images with a pungent mixture of humor and terror. In Reedy's world, technology and nature butt heads in a contest for the future of the world, and the only certain outcome is that a bunch of people and animals are going to end up dead. One can only face the reality via a goofy remove, and Reedy supplies it with doses of stylistic and technical whimsy. While a number of handsome prints fill the room, the best pieces work up the original blocks with paint and applied materials like metal foil and fake jewels. In a previous review I longed for the return of these painted blocks. Here they are, and I'm pleased - Reedy has the gas pedal of his talents pressed to the floor, and he's producing an original amalgam of funny ha-ha, funny strange, and funny I'm too terrified to do anything except giggle.
Brian Reedy: Eleventh Hour runs through April 1 at Dorsch.