I have no interest in scary clowns. I love Picasso’s Harlequins, with their diamond patterned clothes, they are wearing paintings within paintings. I love the band of theatrical outsiders in Marcel Carné's “Children of Paradise”, imagine them like me and my own bad friends, making a life of art.
- Judith Hudson
We have created characters and animated them in the dimesion of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world, that the things we have in common far outnumber outweigh those that divide us.
- Walt Disney
You take two bodies,
and you twirl them into one,
they're hearts and they're bones
and they won't come undone.
- Paul Simon
An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
- Charles Bukowski
If you like to gamble, I'll tell you I'm your man
You win some, lose some, all the same to me
The pleasure is to play,
makes no difference what you say
I don't share your greed, the only card I need
is the Ace of Spades -- The Ace of Spades
Oh, I am a lonely painter
I live in a box of paints
I'm frightened by the Devil
And I'm drawn to those that ain't afraid
- Joni Mitchell
You look like a perfect fit,
for a girl in need of a tourniquet...
But can you save me?
Cmon and save me...
from the ranks of the freaks who suspect
they could never love anyone.
- Aimee Mann
I saw a friend today who said he'd seen you
Looking so low down and blue
He said you needed comfort but he did not know
Just what to say to you
But get on the stand now, play the music, build another band
Past times have been good
Laughing and joking, night, noon, and day
No reason it should not always be that way
- Bert Jansch
Beasts and Clowns will be on exhibit
through June 14, 2021.
All images courtesy Tripoli Gallery
except artist portraits by James Salomon.