I’m a huge fan of Neil Winokur’s work and have had the pleasure of meeting him through Janet Borden, his gallerist and rep. It isn’t until you see the beauty of his images as objects (large format, brightly colored, and Cibachrome-shiny) that you remember the limitations of the internet as an art source. The work “Memorial Candles” is available for view at Janet Borden Inc in Soho, NYC.
Art history students are taught a certain level of reverence for the works. Joking is frowned upon in many circles, yet anytime I give a tour of a museum or gallery to people who don’t “like art” I find that humor is the best way in. Showing people that art can be fun and that teasing is okay gives them entree into what many consider a rarified world. In that spirit… The great Marie Laveau is obviously wearing an IKEA tea towel on her head.