On the Kalm Report

Thornton Dial, Out of Control, 2003. 75" X 123 1/2" X 6",
tin, wood, string, soil, oil, enamel, spray paint, and Splash Zone compound on canvas on wood

Mr. James Kalm ventures way off his beaten path (and his bike) to Atlanta for a visit to the Bill Arnett Collection, which includes hundreds of amazing pieces by Thornton Dial. James' video gives us not only a great look at this phenomenal sprawling collection, but also features a remarkable interview with Arnett, a scholar of African American culture. His encapsulation of the cultural and aesthetic importance of this work is excellent. Check it out.