Greg Hergert, Scrapper, 2016

Come see this painting in the Folly show I’m curating at Figure Ground Art Gallery in Seattle, opening Nov 3rd, 2022.

Hergert states “My wife Robin and I decided to walk every street on the east side of Portland, one neighborhood at a time. One day we encountered this scrapper guy who was sawing wood with a skillsaw between his legs (keep in mind that I get nervous just holding one of those saws). Meanwhile, his wife was sitting on the porch stairs, just as you see her, except she was 300lbs, so I made an editorial decision. The infant had an obvious load in his diaper that was nearly touching the ground.”

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