Paul Madonna is known for drawings of the city and sometimes maddening text. His new venture concerns toys from his childhood and sometimes maddening text. Whats the connection with the art? We dont know. Both are irresistible, and thats progression enough for us. The new exhibit, In What Era Will You Get Stuck?, appears alongside a book of art, but dont call it a catalog: Madonna comes from zine culture, and the exhibit exists mostly to christen the premiere issue of his new publication, Album. Hes going to do one issue a year, and for someone used to newspaper deadlines for his All Over Coffee strip, that sort of lead time must be liberating. Perhaps thats why hes drawing toys.
Nov. 13-Jan. 9, 2009