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  • Craig Drennen, Untitled (The Masquers), 2010, ink, acrylic, oil, enamel, and aluminum foil on canvas, each canvas 20 x 16".

    Craig Drennen

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    Atlanta-based artist Craig Drennen has chosen William Shakespeare’s most obscure play, The Life of Timon of Athens, as the theme for his new body of work. Known first as a language-based neo-Conceptualist, and then for his drawings and paintings based on the failed 1984 movie Supergirl, Drennen has a predilection for creating new art inspired by underappreciated corners of culture that led him, most recently, to the Bard’s condemned tragedy telling the story of a wealthy Greek citizen who becomes a penniless misanthropic outcast. Since 2008, Drennen has been studying the play’s dramatis personae,

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