|Bruce Brosnan's upbeat and pushy painted wood (mdf) cutouts sit on the wall. They are mostly object and very little ground, which allows them to be rather free from the usual space place context. While physically flat, they playfully and graphically locate their layers or sequences of highly colored shapes within very simple space. There are moments when the shapes or groups of shapes suggest identifiable things yet they are removed from much specificity by the simplicity of their graphic or cartoon-like qualities. I especially like how the artist maintains the explosiveness of the kidult experience, yet also quiets things down into dreamy road signs from or for the mind.
Bruce Brosnan began exhibiting with Feature Inc. in 2000 and See, hear, remember is his fourth one-person exhibition witht he gallery. He lives and works in Brooklyn, has a BFA from Maine College of Art (1995) and an MFA from Hunter College (1998), which is where I first saw his inspired installations.
|Rolling Thunder, 2010; acrylic paint on MDF; 53.75 x 43”, $16,000||Shift Your Known Positions, 2011; acrylic paint on MDF; 40 x 40.5”, $13,000||Burns with the Bark Still On, 2011; acrylic paint on MDF;
59.5 x 46”, $16,000
|Air Chrysalis, 2011; acrylic paint on MDF; 32 x 41”, $12,000||Untitled (Building Platforms of Structured Blazing Light), 2011; acrylic paint on MDF; 47.5 x 43.5”, $14,000|
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