FDL Movie Night: Absinthe

By: Monday May 28, 2012 5:00 pm

The green fairy, the muse of poets and painters, banned for almost a century, a mysterious elixir of herbs and alcohol, the subject of tonight’s film, Absinthe, which traces the history and resurrection of the mythic liquor.


FDL Movie Night: New Brow: Contemporary Underground Art

By: Monday April 12, 2010 5:00 pm

Tanem Davidson’s New Brow: Contemporary Underground Art presents a through line for the development of this uniquely American genre of painting which burst out of Abstract Expressionism through the Pop Art’s screened realism into a chrome flecked, hyper-sexualized, fuel-injected dream state. The icons of childhood–Rat Fink, hot rods, movie monsters, robots, toys, cartoons–conjoin in transgressive, illicit intercourse with tikis, animals, dead presidents, dollar signs, slogans, guns, girls, raw meat, and bombs; characters live in their own universes fraught with action and symbols, caught in moments just before, just after Something Happened.

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