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Quarantine the Past, 2018

Work On Paper

Colored pencil and graphite on paper

14.00 x 11.00 in

35.6 x 27.9 cm

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    About The Work

    The skeletons in the closet of American democracy may have been reinvigorated in the lead up to the election of President Trump, but its foundations were laid from our country’s outset, and shrouded in mythology since. Herbert conjures our ideological beginnings in a series of drawings dominated by the character “Great Again,” a giant skeleton donning a powdered colonial wig. This generalized forefather figure, interacts with smaller skeletal figures, possibly his subjects. Each scene is ambiguous: Is the giant a ravaging menace or are the figures manipulating it at their will? These frozen moments function like comic book panels or production stills with no linear narrative content.

    Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery

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