Friday, January 13, 2012
(Quick pick #2) Walton Ford: Alpha male fail
Walton Ford really has a hard-on for cocks; this was blatantly apparent in his show back in Nov. 2011 at Paul Kasmin gallery where we saw about a half dozen male members crammed in one room by way of primate portraits. The artist also spewed a massive King Kong triad in the main gallery which was the epitome of over compensation. Sadly the only feat this strongman could muster with this show was to render a 9 foot by 12 foot size watercolor/gouache of a gorilla visually impotent; bigger is not always better guys. A few years back Walton had the idea of moving from animal to human portraits, he scrapped that idea and opted to continue milking his familiar cow. The man needs a new direction, in fact I always felt he should go nautical...I imagine Moby's dick would be pretty damn impressive!
Posted by Justin Town