Last time we were in the Green Bean Coffee House, in downtown Greensboro, we were thrilled to see Courtney Cormier's artwork displayed. It appears that she is again painting out of the Artmongerz Gallery, also downtown. According to the artist's website, Courtney is a "self taught satirical pop surrealist." To the left, you see the Organ Grinder. In the foreground, you see Improvised Explosive Piñata, in which bubbles and nails come out of the cracked piñata. At first, the painting looks festive and happy; then, at closer glance, there is a dark element. This is a great example of the deep thought Cormier puts into her paintings.
Piñatas are a staple in Mexican Christmas festivities and are everywhere in the country this time of year. The Mexican community in Greensboro also enjoys the tradition of breaking open a piñata- less the gruesome element! If Santa had unlimited resources, we'd ask for this original painting for Christmas. Regardless of who ultimately owns the painting, it is nice to know Greensboro has such culturally aware, deep-thinking, young artists.
(Do you think a 30" X 40" stretched canvas would fit down the chimney)?