Saturday, September 27, 2014

Cold Pop (2010)

As mentioned in yesterday's post, Mark DeLong was an early contributor to Hardscrabble Gallery's "first chapter" of exhibitions and events. Although I did not see DeLong's show, I did pick up a copy of his Cold Pop (2010) at Geoffrey Farmer's Every Letter In the Alphabet and have cherished it ever since.

Cold Pop is comprised of three sections: the first and largest includes DeLong's six-panel cartoons, followed by a short (colour) section of his ceramic works, and finally a series of his full-page drawings.

While I appreciate the variety, it is the cartoons and their psycho-sexual blend of repulsion and desire that has me returning again and again to this frighteningly insightful book.

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