Lee Trice may or may not have been raised by dolphins. Dolphins may or may not have language. They definitely have sex for fun and fight sharks on the regular. Pretty cool mammals to be raised by, if you’re not going to be raised by humans. Don’t get adopted by monkeys, they hurl shit.
Foster parentage aside, Lee Trice is definitely an artist. An artist who makes work reminiscent of first wave Walt Disney characters, after they’ve spent sixty years on the wrong side of the tracks; forgotten, angry, drunk, and bitter. Permanently stuck with the not-a-care-in-the-world grin, they were originally animated with. Grimm.
Obviously, we enjoy such thematically conflicted work, so Trice will be displaying some of his newest pieces at 350 Broadway this Friday April 19th from 7-11PM. Come by check out the artwork, ponder how it reflects on your own tortured existence, and ask Trice what it was like growing up “under da sea”. Get a couple drinks in him and see what’s good with mermaids.