Locals Brian Chippendale and Jungil Hong have a new exhibit up at Buonaccorsi + Agniel, next to the Steel Yard on Sims. Any mention of these two artists will necessarily reference the Fort Thunder years — and if you have ever had trouble explaining Fort Thunder to a stranger just memorize the first sentence of Greg Cook’s review in the Phoenix. It’s a great sentence.
The exhibit “In Habitat” features Chippendale’s vibrant and pathologically detailed collages fabricated out of his own cut-up drawings and screenprints. Hong’s hypnotic gouache paintings and screenprints are no less vivid. The visual jolt of returning to the gray, rainy real world out the door was positively disorienting.
(Seen here is Chippendale’s ‘The High Castle’.)
Through December 23, Buonaccorsi + Agniel, 1 Sims Avenue, #102
Hong’s ‘Petrified Forest’
Also by Hong the 3-D panels below (roughly 800 little baby heads)