CHARLIE DON'T SURF
Blouin Modern Painters / Review
There are two sources for Golden’s large watercolour-and-ink works: schlocky sci-fi illustrations of prehistoric worlds and photographs of off-duty American soldiers surfing during the Vietnam War.
The resulting mashups, featuring longboarders frolicking in lagoons also hosting dinosaurs, are strangely, powerfully evocative. With their bleached or saturated colours, and their gauzy, almost filmic quality, they suggest a kind of dreamlike yearning for lost innocence, a fantasy of prelapsarian grace. – GC