Maynard Monrow

Untitled/Gallantry of Radicalism (Yellow/Grey), 2018

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Details

Mixed media
22.0 x 15.0 in (55.9 x 38.1 cm)
Unique
Unsigned

Location

This work ships from Smithtown, NY, US.


Description

Informed by his interest in art history, critical theory, and culture, his body of work features bon mots and apothegms ranging in tone from the sardonic to the polemical. Playing off the staidness of traditional visual genres, the humor in his work stems in part from an implied attempt to visualize abstract ideas, paradoxes, and malapropisms. Ironically, this provocation of the imagination can foster a lyricism that feels true to the spirit of the conventions this series conceptually transforms. Contrasting a droll urbanity with earnest functionalism, these works are presented in a readymade industrial signage format (“café boards”) employing prefabricated plastic letters arrayed on corrugated felt.