JOHN SPROUL

The Body in Paint

EXHIBITION ON VIEW:  NOV 21 – DEC 19

"Beneath the surface of Sproul’s work, his thoughtfulness crackles along the arc of a human lifetime, encompassing, and gesturing toward our physical rise and fall. The work isn’t explicit, but it makes us aware of the somatic spectrum, from its most sought after attributes—growth, sexual desire, beauty, agility—to the filthiest, abject degradations—affliction, disease, malodors, and degeneration. Sproul offers layered clues along the knife edge between consuming attractiveness, satisfaction and pleasure; and bilious revulsion, disappointment, and horror. The artist’s almost preternatural deftness, and sensitivity to these issues positions him as a cultural sentinel surveilling an inexorable journey that none of us can avoid." 

- Darren Jones

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