Sunday Riverside Gospel Singer   

2000   180 x 310 cms   NFS

For more than a decade, each Sunday morning during the eleventh hour, Chicko has plied his country and western gospels on the banks of the Todd, opposite the Todd Tavern. He and helper, Dorothy Grimm, provide a sausage sizzle at the session's conclusion, whereupon the audience feeds then ambles across the road for the midday opening of the take-away liquor outlet. This is a gentle parody of Seurat's, 1884, Une Baiganade, a scene of the underclass at leisure on the banks of the Seine, the vision of their factory workplace in the hazy distance of Asniers.