Thursday, June 15, 2017

Robert Longo at Metro Pictures


Everything of Longo's looks like a cock, looks like a giant rippling penis. Wet and brooding penises. Militarized dicks. Throbbing and stupid. Images of "power" drawn as massive black portenders. As "examinations of violence" they extrapolate out, reuse, clad their look in the same black garb of SWAT, to make you feel small. Mutate their humanitarian subjects into a threat with the Darth Vader aesthetic they purport to critique, Longo's assault drawings, men and their big scary black guns.