POST BY PADDY JOHNSON
John Wesley, Rocky Mountain Gym Teacher, 2002, Acrylic on canvas, 63 x 53 inches
I tweeted this John Wesley from the Fredericks Freiser opening two weeks ago, but it pleased me enough that I asked the gallery to send me a better quality shot for the blog. It’s hard to explain the exact quality that makes this painting so exquisite, but part of it might simply be that this Rocky Mountain gym teacher has a vagina mountain growing out of her head. I also like her pole. I’m not sure what sport uses the prop, but then again most don’t require naked competitors or team mates either. Whatever the case, it’s probably not important.