Sunday, June 13, 2010

Harlequin With Switchblade

Harlequin With Switchblade acrylic on wood construction, 2004.

Part of the same series of work as Portrait of Joey Grimaldi, this piece was exhibited in the Rock Art show at Cinderblock Gallery the following year, where it was acquired by former Kinghorse frontman and fellow painter, Sean Garrison.

The wood panels themselves are odd sandwiches of wood and metal with thick dried tar on the underside. These were reportedly found by JSH while dumpster-diving near a site in Berea where an old house had recently been demolished.