L.A. Artist Noah Davis: "Savage Wilds"

"The title Savage Wilds references the controversial 1988 play of the same name by Ishmael Reed, in which two women hosting a game show hire an African American comedian to be hunted live on television.  When rubber bullets are mistakenly replaced with real ammunition, the stakes for questions of spectacle and exploitation rise exponentially.  Davis’s paintings achieve a similarly pointed impact through charged scenes loaded with dense imagery that exist in a space estranged from reality but still in many ways familiar."

 

Read more here: http://newamericanpaintings.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/unrepresented-the-tabloid-scenes-of-noah-daviss-savage-wilds/

Date: 
Fri, 24 Aug 2012