David Onri Anderson
Michael Hampton
Aaron Harper
Casey Payne
Zack Rafuls

November 2014

Through painting, sculpture and video, BRUISED ANVIL shows work by artists who use cartoons and animation as a point of reference through observation, manipulation, and appropriation. The typical scenario of most cartoons is a sequence of bizarre situations, seemingly irrelevant or random in their relationship to each other. The work featured operates similarly, both singularly and collectively, calling upon current modes of organization and confusion. Through melding high and low and making explicit sexual content, these works recontextualize the very nature of cartoons and animation.