A brand new assortment of work by Mexico-based artist Bambou Gili. Not too long ago on show at Night Gallery in Los Angeles, “Goodbye Earl” showcases Gili’s surreal type and penchant for atmospheric, nocturnal color palettes. With this work Gili responds on to particular modern issues following the Supreme Courtroom’s overturning of Roe v. Wade and spate of assaults in opposition to Asian American ladies. The fantastical narrative explores themes of feminine friendship, vengeance, and revolution.
Impressed by The Chicks’ 1999 track “Goodbye Earl,” Gili loosely follows the story of two highschool associates (Wanda and Mary Anne) who kill Wanda’s abusive husband. Gili contrasts the preliminary picture of the 2 ladies standing collectively in promenade attire with subsequent canvases the place Wanda and Mary Anne succumb to their violent instincts, donning mobster fits and methodically finishing up their vengeance. Whereas the pair could by no means have needed to kill Earl, their actions are handled with grace and tenderness as an act that was obligatory to ensure that them to be free.
See extra photos from “Goodbye Earl” beneath.