Ready, Aim . . .

We’ve been talking about Jasper Johns around here for a while working towards our summer show, Jasper Johns: Variations on a Theme. In Virginia over the weekend for the Richmond Street Art Festival, I saw this work by Washington D.C. artist Mark Jenkins, a surreal variation on the theme of targets that I don’t think Johns has tried.

Mark Jenkins human dartboard

Mark Jenkins human dartboard at the James River Power Plant Building, part of the Richmond Street Art Festival. Photo: Sarah Osborne Bender