Art: It’s Still Running Amok!
Written by Bwog Staff
Remember like, a month ago when art ran amok? Well its reign of terror continues, this time in the Piano Lounge, where last week’s wall against prejudice has taken up temporary residence. It’s worth a walk-around, and the fact that the piece dominates the once-roomy lounge is probably symbolic, or something–Bwog finds it a bit incongruous, but maybe that’s the point.
And at 120th and Broadway, Columbia’s most prominent dental fetishist has debuted his latest work–a vertically-oriented and vaguely primitive composition that signals a break from his earlier smattering of Bob Dylan lyrics and introverted cries for help. One could speculate endlessly as to what the figures in the painting are supposed to represent–about, for instan
ce, the significance of the apparent opposition between the white-outlined man in the bowler hat, and the humanoid black splotch directly above him. There’s undoubtedly an element of social commentary here, which could add much-needed context to the still-enigmatic tooth symbol.
But y’know what’s even more interesting than tiresome and probably pointless exercises in art theory? The fact that this one is signed, or at least named: the word “MAINLINE” is written on the bottom left of the piece, although Bwog suggests that the broken-off dental mold on its opposite side is the real signature. The mystery continues!