Jeremy Blake Show Opens at Corcoran Gallery


Washington, DC’s Corcoran Gallery of Art proceeded with the show of Jeremy Blake’s digital art, despite his suicide in July. Reviewing Wild Choir: Cinematic Portraits (which opens to the public tomorrow), Deborah Dietsch, in the Washington Times, isn’t bowled over :

His adolescent fantasies about rebellious rockers are expressed through the traditional form of portraiture, and he tries so hard to blend media that his dense verbal and visual montages lack artistic clarity.

The image above is from Glitterbest, a portrait of Malcolm McLaren, that was unfinished at the time of the artist’s death. FBLA is waiting for Tyler Green to review the exhibit, as Dietsch seems rather hasty in her unsympathetic judgment.

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