Exhibition: Rush Limbaugh is Sick

Rush Limbaugh

New drawings by Diann Bauer

19th May to 17th July, 2011

Opening Times:

1pm-6pm Friday-Sunday, or by appointment

kynastonmcshine presented its first project with an exhibition by Diann Bauer, entitled Rush Limbaugh is Sick.

Bauer presented a new series of drawings, unseen in the UK, that depict the imagined final days of the American political commentator and broadcaster Rush Limbaugh.

Rush Hudson Limbaugh III hosts The Rush Limbaugh Show, which is the highest-rated talk-radio program in the United States. Limbaugh signed an 8-year, $400 million contract extension with Clear Channel in 2008 that pays him $50 million a year. In the 1990s, Limbaugh became a bestselling author with his books The Way Things Ought to Be (1992) and See, I Told You So (1993).

The website dedicated to Limbaugh’s talk-show describes The Rush Limbaugh Show as:
“… the most listened to radio talk show in America, broadcast on over 600 radio stations nationwide. Rush Limbaugh is also known as: America’s Truth Detector; the Doctor of Democracy; the Most Dangerous Man in America; the All-Knowing, All-Sensing, All-Everything Maha Rushie; defender of motherhood, protector of fatherhood and an all-around good guy. There is a ‘consensus’ among the American people, who have made this the most listened to program, that it is also the most accurate, most right, and most correct. People who disagree with this are Rush Deniers.”

Limbaugh is regarded by many as the de facto leader of The Republican Party in the USA.

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Diann Bauer is an artist living and working in London and Berlin.

Recent solo exhibitions include Necrotroph-optopolis (2007), Paradise Row, London; and, Bludgeonerator (2006), The Showroom, London. Recent group exhibitions include Dawnbreakers (2010), John Hansard Gallery, Southhampton; Inferno (2009), Yautepec, Mexico City; Il Faut Être Absolument Moderne (2009), Paradise Row, Istanbul; Institute of Psychoplasmics (2008), Pumphouse Gallery, London; Foreign Body(ies) (2008), White Box, New York.

Bauer’s work is represented by Paradise Row, and an exhibition of new work will run there from May 13th to 18th June 2011.

Review by Skye Sherwin, The Guardian, 26 May 2011: ‘Diann Bauer – Artist of the Week’