David Gilhooly is an artist who plays with, well, just about everything. Meaning within imagery, titling, materials. His donut cart in the Stanford Hospital's cafeteria is wonderfully ironic, and this work in the Anderson is hilarious.
It's a call out of American food ideas. It's about gluttony, about the precarious balance of American food production and consumption. The moose at the top is an interesting touch, and maybe it's just me that makes it into a sign of Canada, but maybe not.
Ultimately, Gilhooly played with everything here to make a sort of sensical non-sense. There's a ton of stuff here, some of it makes sense, and the signs are obviously pointing to things, but there's so much more that we need to try and put into the mold that just doesn't seem to fit in with a logical image. If you've seen the brilliant and underrated film L.A. Story, there's a scene where the brilliant Harris K. Telemacher gives a massive disection of a large solid pink painting where so much is just in his head, but there IS something that sets Harris off, that takes him towards that diatribe. That painting has meaning, and so does Gilhooly's work.
Or maybe not...
Christopher J Garcia - Curator, Fan Writer, Podcaster, and a guy who just loves art.