Wednesday, February 2, 2011
La Destitution de la Jeune Fille (The Deposition of the Young Girl)
I visited the galleries at 49 Geary about 3 weeks ago and I saw this fun exhibit at Haines Gallery: "La Destitution de la Jeune Fille", by The Old Boys Club. Under this name is a single artist, Katya Bonnenfant. The exhibit consists of a series of small drawings in which she seems to play with symbols and mythical beings from diverse cultures - Native American, Japanese, African, or even Western (you can see Batman and Spiderman mixed with the rest). It's all very playful, rather irreverent (there are weird sexual things going on between the characters in some of those drawings), and I found it a very fun and interesting exhibit.