MAGELLAN AND HIS CREW EAT THEIR BOOTS.
‘Magellan and His Crew Eat Their Boots’ is, first and foremost, a discursive exploration into cultural, social, and personal tropes and anxieties. Through a distillation of contemporary signifiers and base level materials, the three artists, Patrick Gantert, Mark Reamy, and Willie Smith, create an environment of elusive references and meandering narrative. In the work of Patrick Gantert and Mark Reamy, the languages of text and cartoons are presented as an outlet, while at the same time diverting a viewer’s trajectory further into areas of confusion and apprehension. In his paintings, Willie Smith creates a space of slow, culturally aware automaticism. The exhibition as a whole is presented as a holistic combination of three artists speaking with diverse methodologies around a similar thematic base.