|A large and colorful businessman by Viola Frey|
They said I could take photos, so here they are. The Bedford Gallery rules!
The first thing you notice upon entering is Tristin Lowe's inflatable "Dumbo," which Jackson insisted was not art. Then I brought up Andy Warhol, soup cans, objects in galleries, size, scale, absurdity, and a sense of play. He then nodded sagely, humoring me. When I mentioned that an artist made this, his eyes widened. "Oh, I didn't know that," he admitted. He thought Dumbo was from some carnival or something. Kids!
I started messing around with my "fish-eye" lens setting, which on my little digital camera, just messes things up. Here's Dumbo with the "miniature" lens setting. And then I forgot to take a regular photo of Dumbo, so this will have to do.
|He's a giant miniature—have I blown your mind?|
Look what else—Bigfoot!
|Tara Tucker - "Bigfoot Loves Minicorn"|
|Jackson is also hugging a minicorn|
Michael Stutz' giant funerary-based head is made from cardboard woven around a wooden base. And interestingly, is named after Wire's 1988 album, A Bell Is a Cup ... Until It Is Struck. Walnut Creek has got it going on!
You can walk inside this giant head through the doorway in the back. Inside you'll find the bell. Ring it.
I spy with my giant eye, Dumbo.
A delightful crow made of junk, by Elisabeth Higgins O'Connor.
More junk art by Robb Putman, "Dunderhead." Inspiration for using all the crap in my garage.
Harry Siter made "Him & Her" from trees and copper. "She" is an elm. "He" is black oak. Chuck Close's "Brad" is in the background--the only piece of non-sculpture in the show.
I love art.