Neo-Expressionist Power Chords

Dieter Krieg, Untitled, 1985, 105 x 61 inches (chicken leg) (collection of the a
Dieter Krieg, Untitled, 1985, 105 x 61 inches (chicken leg) (collection of the artist)

Arena rock power chords stir memories of Neo-Expressionist paintings for painter Ken Weathersby.

Weathersby writes: "As there is something signaling excess, even hinting at chaos in an overdriven distorted guitar on the edge of feedback, so there is in the touch of a gigantic brush dripping with a giant blob of mottled oil color. Each contains potential worlds within itself-- and each can present a virtuosic dishing out of monumental forms, fat floating slabs for the ears or the eyes. In both cases the expression is a presumption of intensity and power deployed. In both cases the awareness of the touch of a creating hand invites one to identify and emulate by miming a swinging gesture of a brush, or a thrash at an air guitar. It’s a seductive image of mastery, full of grandiosity."

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