Thomas Woodruff, Tiger Variation, Choleric, 2010-11. From the artist’s upcoming show at P.P.O.W., “The Four Temperament Variations,” inspired by the theories of Hippocrates that the body is controlled by four different, mysterious, colored fluids: Sanguinic, Choleric, Melancholic, and Phlegmaticatic.
Along with this Blakean tiger, the show features beasts of Woodruff’s own imagination, including the “quadricorn” and the “batterfly,” infused with the DNA from anime, steampunk, and body modification culture.
The show runs from January 5- February 4, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 5, 6-8pm