He does show these in galleries. There’s a show up right now at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. I’m also aware of some more public ventures, billboards, storefront windows. I do think it’s interesting that he seems to be in a unique dialogue with both ‘fine art’ painting and with sloganeering/advertising. But, I do kinda agree with you, David. I’ve seen these at the Dolphin Gallery in KC a few times and not been as wowed as I am looking at his website.
I wouldn’t go so far as to say the work is weak in a gallery. But it does seem to have a potential to have more impact, more sway as the idea of a painting-of-a-sign-of-a-slogan.
Waht’s teh nmae of taht pehmoeneonn werhe as lnog as teh frist adn lsat lteetrs of teh wrods are crorcet, teh snetnece is siltl rdeaalbe? I keep thinking this thing says, ‘atheist’ or ‘amethyst’ at first glance.
No benefit in seeing them in person? Gimme an S! Gimme an I! Gimme an M U L A…
Whoa dang…incidentally, what do people actually do at a Kinkade village? I mean, when they’re open, not after-hours when mischievous employees open the grounds up for the predictable shenanigans. For some time now I’ve thought the idea of going to, say, the Precious Moments chapel might be better than actually going to the Precious Moments chapel.
Regarding context, I think this piece would be better (best?) displayed across the back window of my Geo.
You buy a house at the Kinkade village and live there. It’s a housing development. As for what one does, I can only assume that a resident just basks in the glow that can only be provided by The Painter Of Light. What else could you need?!?
only the alien metaphysical light-glow of the burning fires at the end of the universe, sloane, that’s all! the effing dead lights, the dead lights, like from stephen king’s IT, only brighter and less spidery-clownish!
‘Area Man Arrested for Impersonated Vagrancy’ is my guess.
Of course, in a Kinkade village, wouldn’t surface-level trespasses require the same punishment as full-fledged ones?
I suggest you call it, What does this represent? What do YOU represent? (pt. 3)
On a related note, I’m thinking of floating an Ad Reinhardt black painting up in the sky, over by the Morandi bottles in the MWC banner, like a cruiser full of some invading breed of geometric aliens. Opinions?
I’m all for increased logo weirdness.
This exchange gives me an idea. I’ll contact Archie Scott Gobber pretending to be a representative from the Kincade Corporation, offering millions of dollars to do a site specific installation in a Kinkade Village. Then we can print the entire email exchange here on this blog. It’ll be a new feature! Prank Email Scams of Artists! Opinions?
I remember the NO-PRIZE that marvel comics would do. If you see an error/inconsistency in a comic, and can argue why it is OK, that it is actually not an error, you get an empty envelope from stan lee or someone: a NO prize.
by the way, Sam..that first-last letter phenomenon was a Bill Itter thing…..he loved that type o stuff