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02.16.2018 | TOM HUCK: RECENT WORKS, OPENING RECEPTION | Free

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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About his newest work, Huck writes: “Electric Baloneyland is a piece about the downward spiral of American culture, as played out through the goings on at a local county or state fair. In the central panel a withering lady liberty mermaid is fish hooked during a noodling competition (fishing with bare hands), which is pretty much the state of things in regard to our vanishing liberties, civility, and overall humanity in the US. Originally the piece was inspired by the political climate, as well as childhood memories of being able to win REAL weaponry at a fair in the early eighties…So all throughout my childhood, at least once a year, kids were coming home from the county fair armed with real Rambo knives, Chinese throwing stars, bull whips, and Samurai swords. Looking back on this, it’s apparent to me that this can be an early symptom of an overall illness, especially in rural America.”

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