Snickerdoodles: A Group Exhibition

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Snickerdoodles: A Group Exhibition

March 18 – April 16, 1994

Opening Reception: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, March 18, 1994

Artist Talk: 4:00 pm, March 19, 1994

Timothy Buckwalter’s drawings feature frozen naked images of romance and intrigue. Hijacked from 1950s illustrations, Buckwalter’s caustic re-presentations celebrate images of “complacency, stupidity, and repression.” 

Didi Dunphy’s paintings are contemporary versions of historicized modernist forms. Taking pithy pokes at nostalgic ‘art forms’ such as tie-dye, spirograph and spin art, Dunphy’s paintings reflect the difficulty of creating in an age in which all original gesture has been commodified. Concerning her work Dunphy statesm “in romancing the gesture and tempting our bent towards nostalgia…I attempt to create works that combine seductive beauty with sharp wit, all of which interrogates the identity of painting.” 

Bruce Hogeland’s drawings show his affinity for noir, 50s pulp novels and human melodrama. Seeking to “release the possibility of viewing our human dramas with both irony and affection,” Hogeland deconstructs images from other eras and belief systems, such as 1950s pulp novels, and recombines them to create ironic ambiguities and inconsistencies. 

Excess, decadence and Bundt cake describes the sticky-sweet work of Mike Terry, Terry’s mordant paintings celebrate seduction, desire, over-indulgence and guilt. The perverse emotional recipe that accompanies those tasty treats lingers over his work like a dieter’s post-binge nightmare. 

New York artist Cindy Workman’s mixed media series “True Love” addresses the timeless notions of love and romance. Exuding optimism and wit, Workman contrasts images, culled from 1950s comic books, against white patent leather backgrounds.