Nervous System is a new series of paintings by Brian Mashburn. This show explores systems under duress: weighted down or at a tipping point, precarious and essentially nervous.
Opening reception: Saturday, September 10th, 6 - 9pm.
Consistent with Mashburn’s previous work in terms of themes and style, these paintings feature animal subjects in more or less allegorical or metaphorical roles. The landscapes are interwoven with man-made constructions in various states and intended functions: recreational, industrial, religious, etc.
The works are current observations, albeit somewhat stylized and surreal. The subjects are intended to be open to interpretation. For example, one piece depicts a monkey, eating a peach, sitting atop an elephant in mid-stride. The elephant could represent the persistence of memory (as...