What constitutes as “renegade” is defined by each artist through their vastly different practices. ’s
paintings bear reference to Pop Art through their subject matter—palm trees, cigarettes, Vogue models—and yet her gestural process (she often completes a painting in under 30 minutes) subverts the reference and becomes something reactionary. Instead of mechanical reproduction and identical copies, her repetitive motifs gain power through their sensual messiness and visible process. Several of ’s
quirky diagrams are shown, revealing his large-scale, kinetic sculpture proposals from the later years of his career. Spinning Dervish
(2008), for example, depicts an unrealized idea for a massive maypole that would spin 400-pound metal plates, while his plans for a Sex Tower
still seem like a poignant critique. It is the wit and conceptual punch of these pieces that allows them to linger and remain relevant, suggesting that a dose of humor and irreverence can transcend any institutional boundaries.