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Thomas Brodhead – American, born 1968 – Pandemic Getaway –2021 – oil on canvas – 24" x 30" x 1.5" (60.96cm x 76.2cm x 3.81cm)
What better captures our current zeitgeist than Pantone’s colors for the year 2021, Illuminating Yellow and Ultimate Gray? The former shouts STOP! YIELD! WARNING! while the other whispers FEEL NOTHING. To combat that unholy union, and with travel restrictions easing a bit, why not escape your daily grind with a trip to a foreign shore? Ah, yes, throw caution to the wind! Leave behind quick access to questionable compounds from a farmer’s co-op! Risk getting ill where seeking medical care doesn’t risk bankruptcy! But if stewing in a boiling pot with a lid on it is your cup of tea, no worries! Stay home! Enjoy vicarious living through streaming! All that counts in the end is that you’re there to see it, even if the corpse’s colors are wan and pallid.