Main Artwork Image
Thomas Brodhead – American, born 1968 – Mask –2017 – oil on canvas – 24" x 20" x 1.25" (60.96cm x 50.8cm x 3.18cm)
The pain of putting on a happy face while in the throes of depression takes shape within a Q*bert board engineered by the nemesis of Aristotle. Even the Almighty and Powerful Oz cannot suppress the discomfort of anhedonia in an aperiodic rhombic pattern, nor can an onslaught of cheerful colors quash despair within a hell of green geometry. Evocative of isolation and discontinuity, this image would befit a wedding invitation card for members of the Objectum Sexuality crowd who feel good about bonding with material objects while their warm-blooded human compatriots begin to doubt the necessity of reproduction.