CRESTFALLEN — work by Dan Flanagan
Kakistocracy in the USA
the luggage store annex
@ 509 Ellis (near Leavenworth)
San Francisco, California 94109, tel. 415 255 5971
Saturday 12-5pm & by appointment
Crestfallen:a selection of Americana ” is a body of work comprised of a series of shield-shaped inscriptions on wood, water colors on paper of pocket knives; and acollection ofhand made balls.
The work is informed by over 20 years of Flanagans study of the Roman Alphabet, language and American history .Crestfallen” is Flanagans investigations into the iconography of the emerging American Republic. Flanagan’s work is infused with the conflation of early sloganeering and the political and commerical flummery of the recent past and present, as well as colloquial speech. In his work, he attempts with certain ironies to “apprehend” the complicated and complex position that America finds itself in today.
Flanagan currently works as a Book Conservator/Bookbinder for the San Francisco Pubilc Library, and has been a construction worker, factory worker, carpenter’s apprentice, musician, bookseller, and letterpress printer. He was the late Margaret Kilgallen’s mentor.