Question. Is there a common thread between bodybuilding and monumental paintings? Well, for Comfort (waas SEE congo) the connection runs deep. His current exhibition is entitled Bodies of Knowledge and opens this Friday at the James Watrous Gallery. (waas SEE congo) comes from a family steeped in artistic practices and started creating his own works at an early age. While in highschool, one of his paintings was featured on the cover of Pressions, a yearly catalog of artistic works created by the students of Memorial Highschool. In this episode of Radio Chipstone (waas SEE congo) also known as Macho Cove in his body building days tells contributor Gianofer (JON nah fer) Fields about how his love of knowledge, bodybuilding, and family inspires his work. Comfort (waas SEE congo) exhibit is entitled Bodies of Knowledge and will be on display at the James Watrous Gallery from April 15th through June 12.
About the Author
Gianofer (JON nah fer) Fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. She is also the host of Refrangible, available on Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes or wherever else you get your podcasts.
The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.