WEB EXTRA: Eric Sall on Teeth and Tentacles
Teeth and Tentacles is the title of a painting by Eric Sall (a 1999 Kansas City Art Institute graduate) now part of the collection of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Sall talked about the work in 2005, when the work was first displayed in a one-person exhibit at the Dolphin called "Eric Sall: The State I Am In."
Kansas City, MO – In an article about the one-person exhibit at the Dolphin called "Eric Sall: The State I Am In", The Kansas City Star's art critic Alice Thorson described Teeth and Tentacles: "It's terrific. Broad, multicolored bands of paint shoot out and curve back into the congested center of a composition that suggests an exploding abstracted still life. A greasy black background gives extra pop to the dynamic central form, which features rows of toothy scallops, like malevolent maws or picot edging, along the bands of color. Arguably the exhibit's crowning achievement."