Roq La Rue gallery owner Kirsten Anderson was interviewed this summer in Traffic magazine.
TRAFFIC: Can you speak a little bit to that? It's like there's this invisible wall between this genre of art and the high art world. Is this art too juvenile, too sexual, what?
KA: Yeah, I think some people might see it as juvenile. And sexual, and cartoony. And maybe too light hearted, in a lot of ways. But it is what it is. It's people painting what they like, and what their world is about – what they think is beautiful. So whether it's giant tikis or giant devil heads and Day of the Dead skeletons – these images speak to these people. It almost comes down to the term "cool." It's what they think is cool, what they want to look at, what makes them feel good.