The Ultimate Holy Grail Episode Ep. 4

Cover for the New Republic Magazine for an issue about Monty Python.
Cover for the New Republic Magazine for an issue about Monty Python.

The New Republic, April 1990

This painting was for the cover of the New Republic and depicts the famous sketch by Monty Python “nudge, nudge, know what I mean?”. As a fan, it was great fun to be commissioned to do this cover. In the fall of 2009, my painting was included in a documentary series on IFC (Independent Film Channel) about Monty Python’s Flying Circus called “Almost the Truth – The Ultimate Holy Grail Episode

Curator’s Incubator

The six artists included in anti-matter: recontextualizing the material all use materials in an individualistic way that emphasizes process, instability and familiarity. The incorporation of high and low materials by artists represents a shift in attitudes towards the conventional that is culturally significant and personal at the same time. The work of Suzanna Fields, Helen Frederick, Alberto Gaitan, Morgan Kennedy, Susan Noyes and Jennie Thwing are representative of how artists are searching for new interpretations and meanings from common materials. Through recombinant technology, whether digitally based or not, these artists reflect a yearning for familiar ground in a changing landscape.

Essay for the catalogue, co-authored by Susan Serafin and Bryan Leister