What defines an icon? A lasting brand? Is it on purpose or a white lie that goes unchallenged? I want to discuss why certain details become larger than life, usually eclipsing, and often misquoting, their origin. More directly: is jesus an alligator you can wear on your shirt?
Brian Petro’s show Cranial Denim explores scavenged denim thrust into hand-built wooden frames, then slathered with paint and polyurethane. The texture conjures up the thousands of folds of a human brain. What are thoughts, and why do we have them?
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