Royal Robertson at SUNDAY GALLERY
James Kalm, while cruising through the Lower Eastside, is attracted by the sight of strange diagrammatic drawings and stops to investigate. Royal Robertson (1936-1997) was a professional sign painter from Louisiana who began to make drawing inspired by his messianic visions and utopian ideals. Working with cheesy materials like ballpoint pen and magic-markers on poster-board, he infused his love of comics, calendrical systems, and science fiction into a graphic language that both haunting and attractive. Sean Horton delivers an insightful introduction into Robertson's work.