Artist Michael Marlowe brings new meaning to the term ballsy. Though his work wont leave you feeling testy, you will end up seeing several testes. That is, if you mosey on down to the After Hours Gallery sometime between now and March 30, when the locally based installation artist has a collection of his most recent work, titled XXL, on display.
As the name indicates, the works are robust in both vision and size and focus primarily on the human figure. According to Marlowes website, they look as though the body has been turned inside out. Therein lies the irony of his work: hes one of the few artists whos not trying to turn the viewers stomach by virtue of shock tactics; rather, hes turning the viewers stomach so that he can paint it.
March 5-26, 2011