Spud Crazy (page 1), 2011, India ink on Bristol, 11 x 14 inches
February 3 - March 26, 2011
Institute 193, Lexington
J.T. Dockery is one of those rare artists that seems to exist both within the work he creates and alongside the rest of us in the “real world.” Women, booze, cigarettes, and shady characters spill onto the page and seep back into real life –drawn, stacked and stashed into portfolios or passed on the street. No one is safe.
Spud Crazy, originally published as a script in The Nick Tosches Reader, has been reimagined by Dockery as an excerpted graphic novel. Wielding his penchant for fragmented plots, bizarre themes, and mash-ups, Dockery has composed, directed and illustrated Tosches’ original script into a visual film complete with soundtrack and frame-by-frame action. The resulting package is some new hybridized publication: part comic book, part musical score, part academic essay, part artist-edition and all SPUD.
Are you ready for some gams?