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David Ingenthron

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David Ingenthron’s recent work might be thought of as slacker neo-surrealism, consisting as it does of meandering excursions into a strange but gentle fantasy universe where much is evoked but—purposefully, of course—little is resolved. Ingenthron drifts across mediums, styles, and formats, finally suggesting that integrity can exist within ambivalence, and that honest indecision is the best policy. The drawings, sculptures, and paintings in his recent exhibition evoke a stream of consciousness—albeit a stream that branches off into odd pools, forgets it’s a stream, or suddenly flows backward.

Attachments Thread (all works 2007), for instance, presents five different profiles. It begins with a weird, clumsy, gritty plaster-and-sawdust figure painted a pop pink, its somewhat forlorn black face also drizzled with the color. It has no arms, and stands on one leg while the other stretches out

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