Deb Sokolow

Gallery Affiliations: Western Exhibitions

Region: Midwest

These partially fictional, text-driven drawings and collages come from serious research and comical speculation into the details of various shadowy histories, manipulative individuals of influence, organizational brainwashing, alternate trajectories of the lives of geniuses, and moments when a dark and sometimes humorous pragmatism emerges in one’s human nature. Recent topics include Frank Lloyd Wright’s troubles with secretaries, an alternate career trajectory for would-be master illusionist David Copperfield, Kenneth Noland’s uninhibited orgasms inside a Reichian Therapy box, and the CIA’s failed assassination attempts on Castro.