February 23 - May 25, 2019
“Matthew Bourbon is curious about the diverse ‘languages’ in painting. Since 2005, his paintings have depicted descriptive or “realistic” information that derives from appropriated print material. The sometimes mundane or innocuous scenes are partially obscured by areas of colorful stripes and shapes that create abstract forms. The coexistence of the two within the framework of a painting is a source of fascination for both the artist and viewer.
Recently though, Bourbon has all but eliminated the obvious figurative elements that lend themselves to linear narrative and has begun to investigate “pure” abstraction of form. These eliminate the information normally used by a viewer to decipher the narrative. As he contemplates how images are understood or misunderstood, Bourbon recognizes that abstraction has much to offer as a carrier of content and language.”
Opening: February 23, 2019 | 6–8 pm
201 S. Second
Albany, 76430 TX