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Thomas Brodhead – American, born 1968 – Einstürzender Kindergarten –2020 – oil on canvas – 24" x 30" x 0.5" (60.96cm x 76.2cm x 1.27cm)
It’s Bauhaus meets Our House when playthings of the young implode to form gradient geometries of chromatic dissonance. What becomes of young, fertile minds when exposed to Euclidean shapes at an impressionable age? Perhaps a new Gropius, Wright, or Mies van der Rohe? Or maybe an Albers, Kandinsky, or Piet Mondrian? Art Deco harshness collapses with color, but when restricted to red (with black and white contrast) it regroups as a sun-spinning bundle of sticks that brings fear. Not to worry, new educational proposals make Froebel’s gifts a thing of the past, and all former colors will duly be whitewashed.