Mission B.A.G. (Bad Art Gallery) is Back!

Posted by sfindie June 5, 2013 2584 views

The BAD ART GALLERY is back for TWO NIGHTS ONLY!

Come check out the best in Bad Art Sat June 8 and Sat June 15 from 7p-12a at 518 Valencia at 16th

 

“It’s my ART, Dad!”

by Alan L’nalhal

This piece is indicative of the style of mid-2000s Portland dwellers, of trying to reinvent new ideas of what it could mean to be ‘weird’ or ‘abstract’ — and finally found its home in the phrase ‘totally whoa’, which so captured the movement, it became eponymous. Artists of the Totally Whoa style are characteristically very jaded, seeking only to produce that which has never been produced before, at the cost of the thing having any inherent meaning. The artist here depicts himself as a surprisingly well-rendered wolf, staring at the viewer dolefully, almost as if to say, “I hope you don’t enjoy this, because nothing has meaning”.

— David Cairns, artologist