One of Cary Polkovitz's favorite books is Chris Van Allsburg's "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick," a children's title from 1984 that contains 14 mysterious black-and-white illustrations, each accompanied by a brief, skeletal story.
In one image, a man holds a chair above his head, preparing to attack a big lump under the carpet. Titled "Under the Rug," the story includes but a single sentence: "Two weeks passed and it happened again."
Polkovitz, a West Palm Beach painter, illustrator and graphic designer, maintains that the story and image offer just enough information for readers to concoct their own story. "Readers tend to be pretty creative people," he says. "They're willing to make up a lot."
|"Red Lizard (or Things Said)" by Cary Polkovitz|
Finish reading Arterpillar's story on Polkovitz, whose solo exhibition opens at 10 p.m. Aug. 31 at Green Room in Fort Lauderdale, in the Showtime section of the Sun Sentinel. Admission is free.
Above are some photos from Polkovitz's exhibition. Expand by clicking lower right hand corner and then click on show info (at top) for titles ... or just view the Flickr set.