Work of Fart
Mind if she smokes?
Dr. Lakra’s trademark femme fatales are among the multifarious protagonists of a gallery-wide drawing the Oaxacan master tattooist and draughtsman has been conjuring in the Drawing Center’s project space in SoHo, opening this Thursday.
Earlier works on paper affixed to the walls are the roots from which his delirious installation spreads, covering the walls in a raucous stream of consciousness and appropriation that riffs on the primitive, the “primitive,” Mexican comics, Otto Dix, Jimi Hendricks, ‘70s disaster flicks, anatomical texts, polar bears, Perez Prado, Philippine body art, and a host of other references both popular and obscure. Boschian, cinematic, post-colonial, and mind-blowing, the installation has no title. You might call it Dr. Lakra’s Brain.
Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City.