Coco River Fudge Street presents the most recent and humorously disturbing series of works on paper by emerging artist, David Leggett. This showcase of nearly two-hundred small -scale drawings, prints, collages, and paintings on paper by the Chicago-based artist, reveal his provocatively unhinged state-of-mind.
For the past year, David Leggett has created an artwork a day for his blog project Coco River Fudge Street, named after a fictitious location invented by the artist “to sound funny, dirty, and tasty at the same time.” His drawing blog has features including By Request Tuesdays, where anyone can email him a suggestion topic for a work and Old School Fridays, which he features a drawing he is particularly embarrassed about from his undergraduate body of work. All of the other days are filled with enticing artwork in an authentic style he has been cultivating over the past several years. The works primarily on paper chronicle Leggett’s comically dark thoughts and musings on current events in pop culture, his personal relationships, and casual conversations he has overheard between strangers on the street, L train, or at parties and other locations.