"Mr. Spurgeon works in the rich arena of low-end post pop, semi-abstract representational painting. His works combine a focused arsenal of cultural images with an array of picture making strategies. He has a well honed aesthetic that defines, in large part, what he wont do too. He takes a decidedly low-fi approach to the making of his work that is in sync with our current moment. Many of his often confrontational paintings simultaneously engage humor and a sense of subtle anxiety. Individual pieces ranged from deadpan to horrific. Formal issues are seriously and critically considered. He asked for tough criticism and his visual responses did not disappoint."