By Leah Ollman Los Angesles Times, March 21, 2014 Those absurd working conditions we associate with the Kafkaesque -- bureaucratic cul-desacs, depersonalizing cubicles, psychic suffocation -- have been brilliantly visualized in recent years in the drawings of David Bailin. Scenes by the Little Rock, Ark.-based artist star a lone everyman uniformed in suit and tie, confronting his unsettling fate. Grimness and humor chase each other's tails.
In five stunning new charcoal drawings at Koplin Del Rio, Bailin imagines scenarios that might unfold after that numbing workday is done. He renders the angst of the solitary soul as atmospheric unrest and a dearth of environmental fixity. Buildings shudder. Trees tilt. The skies billow and break on the order of biblical mystery and portent. To read more, visit: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-david-bailin-art-review-20140317,0,3547897.story#axzz2ybK83RRJ