Kendall Messick | The Projectionist

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Kendall Messick | The Projectionist

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Gordon Brinckle (1915-2007) seemed like an ordinary man a modest and reserved husband and father living in an ordinary 1950s-era home in Middletown, Delaware. Known around town as the night projectionist at the local movie theater, it was the unusual way he spent his days that eventually brought him attention. In his free time, Brinckle meticulously constructed a miniature version of a grand movie palace in his basement. 
In The Projectionist, Messick captures every detail of Brinckle’s colorful fantasy world, including Brinckle’s original artwork, architectural plans, drawings, and linoleum prints of imaginary movie theaters, ticket stubs, and usher uniform designs. An essay by curator Brooke Davis Anderson of the American Folk Art Museum looks at Gordon’s work in the context of outsider art, and a foreword by artist, curator, and author Mark Sloan discusses Messick’s photographic work.