Tommy Cannon Gets Political at Trunk Space
|Tommy Cannon's scowling President George Washington|
Between the debt ceiling crisis, a yo-yoing stock market and early campaigning for the next presidential election, it's tempting to tune out of the 24-hour news cycle that chronicles -- in painstaking detail -- every cloud on the horizon in this volatile political climate. Opening at Trunk Space this weekend, Tommy Cannon's "Character: the 44 presidents" works to lighten the civic mood.
Phoenix-based animator, comedian and puppeteer Cannon has drawn a portrait of each Commander in Chief, seeking out and emphasizing the visual quirks on each ruler's face. Both giggle-inducing and thought-provoking, the works give a cartoonish look to George Washington, Barack Obama and the 42 elected presidents in between.
See Cannon's rendering of President Obama after the jump.
|Tommy Cannon's lobe-tastic President Barack Obama|
"We've been awaiting this show for about a year, since Tommy first told us about the project," says Trunk Space co-owner JRC. "It's going to be an amazing exhibit."
See all the pride, pomp, and circumstance at the show's free opening on Friday, August 19, at 6 p.m. The exhibition runs through Friday, September 2.