Those longing gazes are from your family, those red-lines are through your neighborhood, those abstractions are your intersections with poverty, wealth, race, beauty, and power.
OverUnder had a “whirlwind 72-hour pandemic tour” that led him through Chicago and Gary, Indiana, and his brilliantly human painted wheatpastes showed up on many a pressed-wood board. The impolite truths of neoliberalism – neglected neighborhoods of our de-industrialized 2020, now licking ever closer to you and yours.
OU brought his kids too, at least in his paintings. “I also put in one piece that I made with my daughter – you can see her nice little pink additions.”
“There is also a portrait of a young man named Adonis next to a piece I put up of Mayor Hatcher with some abstract red lines across it (redlining),” he says.
“He was the first Black Mayor of a big US city along with Carl Stokes of Cleveland in 1967.”
Oh yes, those days of promise back then, you think.