Acrylic gouache on watercolor paper in wood frame, 5 x 7", 2015.
Set in a vintage bubblegum pink oval wood frame, the painting is ready to hang. It measures 6 1/2 x 8 3/4" from edge to edge.
Small Pleasures revels in the simple delights of the millennial with a playful graphic hedonism. Perky pink penis, ubiquitous pot leaf, triadic rainbow, fleeting Instagram notification and pepperoni pizza slice crowd together, tiny characters in a narrative of consumption and gratification.
Each symbol glows against the robin egg blue background, carefully rendered to the same velvety matte acrylic gouache finish. The cluster of emblems buzz with a tension between empty flatness and elevation to status of icon, worthy of worship.