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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tim Youd "Coney Island of the Mind"

Coagula Curatorial
977 Chung King Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90012
April 21-June 3, 2012
Chinatown






The Mount Rushmore of Cunt

Tim Youd's artwork is part of the maiden voyage of Mat Gleason's new gallery-Coagula Curatorial.  His crudely designed contraptions express post-pubescent memories enhanced by the writings of Henry Miller and Philip Roth.  Both of these writers are successful for their candid interpretations of sexuality and their devotion to the "c" word.  "Cunt" is boldy written on Youd's mixed-media scupltures and non-verbally exhibited in his 8' "cunt" drawings. The drawings and the sculptures are abstractions and transmissions of Youd's primal instinct.  He perpetuates the cultivation of his "id" with every stroke of the pencil.

The marks on the drawings appear to be streams of consciousness directing the artist back and forth in time. One thing is for sure-we've all experienced at least one vagina.  Returning to our mother's womb is the desire to experience paradise and safety once again.  Youd's creative impluses are equal to experiencing a return to our intrauterine homeland.

"I have found God, but he is insufficient." (Henry Miller-Tropic of Cancer)



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