MATTHEW BRANDT - 1864
Apr 28, 2017 — Jul 01, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, April 28th, 6-8pm.
Artist Talk: Matthew Brandt Presented in cooperation with the High Museum, Saturday, April 29th at 2pm, Hill Auditorium.
In Matthew Brandt’s work, the artist conflates subject and material, incorporating physical elements from the sources he’s depicting to create unique compositions that are technically inventive and conceptually sly. For "Lakes and Reservoirs", his landscapes were bathed in the water of their subjects; 2014’s "Dust" featured reproductions of historical photographs of demolished structures, rendered in pigments borne of debris collected from those buildings’ contemporary sites. For "1864", his first exhibition at Jackson Fine Art, Brandt again turns to the archives, reinterpreting George N. Barnard’s photographs of a post-Sherman Atlanta by making images of a shattered city into peach pie.