OUT NOW ISSUE #48

February 27, 2022

Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Wild Wild Wild West/Haunting of the Seahorse, 2020

Sunday reading: In a new feature for Elephant, Madeleine Pollard meets artists looking to reclaim the cowboy, and debunk its associated clichés, within their work. One such figure is American artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase, whose experimental two-part book Wild Wild Wild West/Haunting of the Seahorse features “pen and ink drawings of cowboy hats, horseshoes and naked cowboys on horseback”. In Chase’s work, the cowboy is “represented as an intersectional space of desire, self-discovery and decolonisation,” Pollard explains—to striking effect. Read the full article here.

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