Thursday, September 18, 2008

Shooting Fishers in a barrel

Yes, but is it relevant?

"John Badcocks' art empowers people. He is the quintessential painter in a modern day world. Recognised for his contribution to portrait and landscape painting he also has a darker side. Tackling pressing issues relevant in today's society be it a showdown of western and eastern values and conflict, our own seabed and foreshore debate or more recently the severity of climate change, Badcocks' work at times is obscene, haunting and confronting but it's completely relevant."
From press release for John Badcock's forthcoming exhibition at Fisher Galleries, Christchurch, entitled 'A Lot of Art is Boring'. The show includes a "selection of works with a range of sizes".

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