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The old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words finds substance in the illustrations of John Holcroft. Since he began working 19 years ago, the UK-based artist has been creating pithy visual satires that poke at society’s foibles.
In an old-fashioned style reminiscent of screenprint ads from the 1940s and ’50s, Holcroft tackles themes like work, technology and our never-ending quest for happiness — routinely sabotaged by the age-old culprits of ego, greed, and laziness. One drawing features a trio of baby-faced businessmen suckling a at a piggybank; another shows a breakfast cereal that boosts narcissism by the bowl-full.
“I illustrate the things that are important to me,” Holcroft — whose clients include publications like The Guardian, The Economist and Financial Times — told Hyperallergic. “It just happens that a lot of what concerns me is political.”
The University of Virginia researchers wrote that the data “provides compelling evidence that these symbols are associated with hate.”
We are waiting for spectacle and when the quotidian, yet incongruous actions occur I wonder whether there is any real payoff coming.
Hear from Holly Jean Buck, Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas, Simon Denny, Elizabeth Hoover, Renee Kemp-Rotan, Joseph Kunkel, and more at this free public event.
Tanega’s approach to mark-making comes across as stream of consciousness, as if she’s engaged in a conversation with herself.
Starting Monday, readers can borrow one of 50 rare and out-of-print titles, mailed to them completely free of charge, from Saint Heron Library.
EFA Open Studios offers a portal into the creative habitats of over 65 artists working in Manhattan’s longest-running studio program, including Dannielle Tegeder, Wafaa Bilal, Cui Fei, and Anina Major.
This is Yuskavage’s great gift, turning upside down our settled ways of thinking and seeing and, with ease, transforming the vulgar and ridiculous into the sublime.
51 international publishers and galleries showcase their latest editions in prints and artists’ books at this free public fair, which is fully online this year.
While hardly about the pandemic, or any of the other crises so afflicting us, all are invoked in this exhibition, which is also often tender and profoundly soulful.
These glowing, dynamic artworks reproduce something of Bosch’s chaotic energy, but on an immersive, multi-sensory scale.
This week, addressing a transphobic comedy special on Netflix, the story behind KKK hoods, cultural identity fraud, an anti-Semitic take on modern art, and more.