Friday, January 27, 2006
Alone in the Tropics
This is one of David Humphrey's paintings that will be in the 2-person show with Jeff Gauntt that opens tonight at Sikkema Jenkins. Here we have a young man whose thoughts are germinating into palm trees and neatly cut hard-boiled eggs. I want to tell him, look, you are not alone, you have many versions of yourself to keep you company, in both middle-age man and dog forms. You are ok, young man, you are in a magical land with spirits of woozy shapes to soothe you.