ASTERISK, $4, 8½” x 5½”, color copied, 32 pgs.

Apr 01, 2020

This is a zine with a tribute piece to Pink Floyd in it. Collecting the works from Canterucci’s October 2019 *Asterisk exhibit, it catalogs each piece exhibited, as well as a few extras, and aims to explain them. Or rather, Canterucci mentions the piece’s “secret meaning” mostly without expanding on those secret meanings. Because these works are both abstract in some regards and representational in others, it’s safe to assume that there is a deeper meaning to begin with. To that end, not every work of art needs an explanation if it’s not actually going to provide insight into the piece. That being said, I think this is a neat way to catalog an exhibition, and some insight or personal background can certainly make or break an artistic experience. A little pop art, a little snowflake rhetoric, a lot of bright colors, and one painting described within as one that “Warhol would have liked.” –jimmy cooper (2264 Elzey Ave., Memphis, TN 38104)