The exhibition is mixed media and mostly consists of felt heads of different people (each representing a different member of society - some of them the artist's friends, some celebrities like Mike Tyson and JFK) on stakes. I'm going to cite the handout a lot now because I feel like an idiot when trying to describe it myself.
Bold as Love is a social commentary on two things: "consumerist addiction to violence and the infatuation with the high school crush." It's described as a "gory gauntlet" (definitely spot on). Questions are posed: "Why is the glorification of violence addictive, entertaining and even romanticized? Why do we continue to live our love lives in the shadows of an unattainable model of true love?" These are both very relevant questions to ask in society today, and Adam interpreted all of this in one of the most unique exhibitions I have ever seen. Probably the most unique. I've never seen anything like it.
This albino peacock was in the back of the room, and I'm sure it had some significance but I didn't find any description of it anywhere. Clay?
Guys, this thing was really powerful. It's up until the end of January, so you have a little bit of time. Go see Bold as Love. Let me know if you intend on going because I'll be returning as well.