Paul Wilson's on a mission to redefine Lee Harvey Oswald -- yes, the Oswald famed (or framed) for assassinating President John F. Kennedy.
"I want him to be innocent,” Wilson says. “In my reinvention of the man I have chosen to depict him as he might have been, had he not been associated with the events of November 1963: Light and tasteful but often absurd."
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Wilson's known for his wicked sense of humor. The local artist remade The Poseidon Adventure, and completed a similar (and slightly obsessive) exhibition in honor of actor Parker Stevenson. In “My Life with Lee Harvey Oswald," Wilson shows his latest work: a collection of drawings, models, and lifesize cutouts of Oswald the artist, the singer, the hearthrob, and the Mona Lisa stand-in. See it Friday, June 1, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Willo North Gallery, 2811 North Seventh Avenue. The exhibition (curated by longtime New Times contributor Robrt L. Pela) will be open Friday, July 6, and by appointment through Friday, July 27.
Fri., June 1, 6 p.m.; Fri., July 6, 6 p.m., 2012