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Joe's Temper #31 (Wight Gallery installation)

Joe's Temper

The Joe’s Temper series is based on a 1939 comic-strip style advertisement for Soft-Weve Waldorf brand toilet paper found in a romance magazine. This saga of spousal abuse and dysfunctional relationship healed through brand preference was first the basis of a series of improvised vocal compositions by the text-sound group Rainbow Chug Bandits, which eventually evolved into Mannlicher Carcano. A large number of JT works followed, including collages, prints, performances (including a collaborative chamber music piece with the group Gnu Music), a self-published zine, the curation of a JT themed group show, and numerous paintings, including Joe’s Temper #26 and the modular, infinitely self-replenishing installation painting pictured at left, Joe’s Temper #31 .

Joes Temper Gallery