Melt Down #3 " Rise of the Tribe"
This painting combined the elements of my Black Leather Landscape with Color in an interplay of shapes with marks and defined spaces. This series was a move in a new direction for me. Earlier work from the 70's was more style oriented with abstraction and geometric spaces.
Just to give you an Idea of what went on before this period, It was 1971 and my graduation from College, NIU DeKalb, Illinois. I went in to school a nerdish art major and came out literally as an OUT Gay man with his Lover ready to make our mark in Chicago.
Why I say out gay man and couple is that in college Guy and I met at a peace rally on campus against the war in Viet Nam.
He was passing out flyers and got me hand out flyers with him. We had hot coco together got to know each other and as our relationship developed so did my art. Next time I will take you back to the 70's before we go further into the 80's
In the early 70's we were planning to move to California after graduating from College(Guy and I) this painting was from a show I did for a gallery on Halsted Street, Lascaux Gallery, The painting is now in a private collection in California, and is one of the few survivors of that period.
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