When we say that Billy Reynolds’ pantings are full of things like bouncing boobs and plump, succulent buttocks, please don’t think he’s just another cheesecake or pinup artist: those boobs are as likely to be attached to Marge Simpson or Wilma Flintstone as they are sprouting from someone’s forehead or heaped with a bunch of other body parts and miscellaneous orifices on a bed. Unless you’re accustomed to watching porn on peyote (Ed note: who isn’t?), you probably won’t find much that’s erotic about them, though art history geeks can at least get off to the allusions to artists like Picasso, Hans Bellmer, and Philip Guston that pepper his portfolio. And as for any readers who want to know what Lois Griffin really looks like with no clothes on … well, look no further.
· Billy Reynolds: Paintings (billyreynolds.com – thanks T.)
· Billy Reynolds: “Peristalsis” at Black Maria Gallery, Los Angeles, 5/19-6/10 2007 (blackmariagallery.com)
Previously: Art By Dana Richardson: “Not Yer Average Perv”, Ryu’s Form Site: Sexy Anime Pinups, The Art of J.K. Potter, Erotic Art by Christopher Leach, Art by Patrice Murciano, Art by Colette Calascione