08 May 2006

Alexis Rockman

I have been meaning to write about Alexis Rockman for weeks now. And of course I don't have time to do this justice today, but incremental progress is progress. Let me set something up that I can chip away at through the week.

The thing I have been turning over in my head was some review somewhere (artnet?) that called Rockman's latest effort "as corny as grandma's toes." First, I just think that's a brilliant turn of phrase. And it's not entirely untrue. Look at this:

But I think I like the corny-as-grandmas-toes Rockman better than I like this less corny Rockman above. I think corn and apocalypse go together, that the cornier Rockmans work is, the more it succeeds. More later.