John Kleckner

Untitled (Dead Bird)

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Untitled (Dead Bird)
John Kleckner
Untitled (Dead Bird)
2005
ink, watercolor, graphite on paper
15.9 x 22.9cm

John Kleckner’s ink drawings have something of the quality, in both form and content, of 1970s progressive rock album covers. Wild-haired men, like the forgotten drummers of once loved bands, their beards tousled into meticulous strands, suffer psychedelic indignities: decaptitated, noseless, they seem to stand for a kind of besieged heroism, subject to graphic assault but still dreamyeyed and maybe stoned. In Untitled (Faces), two floating heads (male and female) bob across the space like jellyfish, their hair entwined and entangled irredeemably.


     
 


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