Bollinger is a major artist chronicling a substantial sector of American life.
The disparity between what we expect from domesticity and what lurks beneath the surface generates a finely wrought tension that coils throughout this show.
Each of these exhibitions showed me something I had not seen before.
This is the American dream gone wrong.
Standouts from some of the artists’ studios open to the public last weekend in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
In his third and best exhibition, Matt Bollinger: Independence, MO, at Zürcher Gallery, the artist continues to remember and invent aspects of his youth, family and friends, while growing up in and around Independence, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City.
Recurrent throughout 8 Painters are stylings on past painterly marks and movements, not so much placed in quotations as absorbed into a work’s facture.