Alex Gross

23 07 2012

This is an artist besieged by tradition, metaphor, and meaning. Like medieval paintings every image has a reason for being on the board. Glancing at pieces I see everything from military paintings to Yellow Submarine to stained glass. The wonderful thing in his work is that nothing it appears is original. Which makes the work unique.

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Martin Gerlach Jr.

23 07 2012

A wicked sense of humor. An eye for history. And the changing urban landscape. Most of his work, I understand, was sold as postcards. They are now probably distributed throughout the world. Safely locked away as family heirlooms in photographic albums. Or they are lost. Or still in the mails somewhere even after a hundred years. I like the latter possibility. It parallels Gerlach’s humor.

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And because I love Buster Keaton