Master of Reality
“Master of Reality,” in the Mildred and Herbert Lee Gallery, is curated by Joe Wardwell, an artist and Brandeis assistant professor of painting.
The exhibition showcases the absorbing work of five New York-based artists who inventively twist and transform the lens of the global society that we all exist in - the lens through which histories become increasingly blurred. In the work of these artists, cultural influences, cultural identities, and traditions of representation weave or clash together to create a new type of “reality” for each artist. The work also represents vibrant new forms of painting which reinforce the notion of how very alive painting is among a new generation of artists. Artists included in the exhibit are Kanishka Raja, Angela Dufresne, Chie Fueki, Francesca DiMatttio, and Matthew Day Jackson.
Image Credits: (above) Angela Dufresne, Cat on a hot tin roof delusional dinner party for big daddy, 2007, oil on canvas, 7 by 11 feet, Courtesy of the artist and Monya Rowe Gallery, New York. (right) Francesca Dimattio, Dead Dog, 2008, oil on canvas, 99 x 66", Courtesy of the Artist and Salon 94, New York.