"An Earthen Head presents new work from Canadian Artist Patrick Kyle. This new collection introduces an ensemble of recurring cryptic symbols and humorous characters lumbering throughout a mysterious parallel world ruled by nomadic Proto-punks and transient apparitions spouting esoteric prophecies. Kyle’s work marries the aesthetics of comic books, animation and cartoons and layers them with imagery from the occult, misanthropic sub-cultures and fragments from his own experiences and memories. Kyle’s wobbly-line cartoon work and crusty media layering are Lascaux-eseque in their tactility and ambiguity. An Earthen Head is the beginning of a world imagined from the ground up."
An Earthen Head opened at Mishka NYC, October 2011.