Piece from CAN YOU SAVE SUPERMAN? II exhibition

One fateful day in 1989, artist Lucas Blalock suffered a childhood injury at Walt Disney World’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction. His thumb was crushed while on the ride, and he underwent an experimental surgery to replace the crushed digit with his big toe.

Thirty-two years later, Blalock returns to this freak accident in two solo exhibitions: Florida, 1989 at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, New York; and Lucas Blalock in T-E-L-E-P-H-O-N-E at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Abroms-Engels Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA).

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