Flannery’s work tends to move between painting, sculpture and writing, and his latest show begins to the symbolic photograph in the New York Times of a beefy guy in a Captain America costume being hoisted skywards by a massive crowd celebrating the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Being held up by a “crowd-qua-pedestal” gathered to dance on Bin Laden’s grave aka the mass graves of the World Trade Center, the image is absurd, almost cartoonish. “[F]or the fanboy in the photograph,” the press release writes, “it’s the cosplay opportunity of the decade.”
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