Robert Pruitt.Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. CA March 15 * April 19, 2008
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Art that embraces a strong political agenda right at the outset is always a risky business, and while Pruitt does occasionally stray from his own intentions into more banal territory, the project as a whole is both economical and unrelenting in its imagination and facture fac·ture
The manner in which something, especially a work of art, is made: "the gummy surfaces, spectral smudges and woozy contours that . . . . Working with both unique gesture and found objects, Pruitt attempts to decode established myths of the "black experience," allowing its inherent durability to be less apprehended than demarcated as a vital and ongoing historical time machine.
Ferocious Cat (all work 2008) shows a young bearded dude holding a down-turned axe, while the other hand makes a fist, his body turned slightly to the side. His obvious displeasure is somewhat offset by a funny, traditional-looking duck hat on his head, though strangely the creature's sappy gaze only heightens the drama of this scene rather than actively detract from detract from
verb 1. lessen, reduce, diminish, lower, take away from, derogate, devaluate << OPPOSITE enhance
verb 2. it. Consequently, the duck appears equally impassioned, suffusing the man's gruff gaze with its own daffy intensity. In a similar vein, Invisible Man depicts another cat in leather jacket, arms akimbo, with a brown paper bag over his head announcing "FREE FOOD."
As if to put paid to any lingering doubt over his particular intent, Pruitt's readymade sculptures are much more forthright. You Know How We Think (after Ronald Hartgrove) comprises a shapely shape·ly
adj. shape·li·er, shape·li·est
1. Having a distinct shape.
2. Having a pleasing shape.
shape Mrs. Butterworth maple syrup bottle--an iconic image of the constructed black persona--wearing a traditional headdress headdress, head covering or decoration, protective or ceremonial, which has been an important part of costume since ancient times. Its style is governed in general by climate, available materials, religion or superstition, and the dictates of fashion. worn in African tribal cultures. The piece is based on the famous 1969 Ronald Hartgrove sculpture of a coke bottle painted black with a white rag wick sticking out of it. Thinking Cap is a typical black gangsta Noun 1. gangsta - (Black English) a member of a youth gang
AAVE, African American English, African American Vernacular English, Black English, Black English Vernacular, Black Vernacular, Black Vernacular English, Ebonics - a nonstandard form of American English cap on a pedestal, illuminated from beneath. Again, Pruitt subverts time-honored preconceptions with their present-day corollaries, extending the dialogue to accommodate both irony and hard-hitting critique. Pruitt's work ultimately resists didacticism, forging instead a compelling restaging of both public and private received ideologies.