The refrain “I’ll go down” is a familiar one in gospel music and sermons. In this unusual work, Sam Doyle has repurposed a louvered window that creates knife-like vertical incisions through the image of Christ crucified. Because the louvers are also angled, they add depth and dynamism to the figure as the viewer’s eye moves across the surface, as though seen through a lenticular lens.
Stacy C. Hollander, "I'll Go Down," exhibition label for Jubilation|Rumination: Life, Real and Imagined. Stacy C. Hollander, curator. New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2012.