Monday, January 25, 2016

Ray Yoshida at David Nolan

© Estate of Ray Yoshida, courtesy David Nolan Gallery, New York

When the Chicago Imagists were at their best something freakishly prescient about their particular assemblage of cartoon/icon abstraction and virtual figuration contemporary-surrealism. Something about its added proportions of pop, surrealism, comics and psychedelia, presaging something uncanny about the way the world feels today. Predating the google image search, and yet here it is the compartmentalization of bodies under conceptual scriptures.