Until March 23
Artist BRENDAN LYNCH—born in 1985 in Los Angeles, and currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York—titles his current exhibition LEAF WALK, which is a reference to the 1988 animated film Land Before Time. During a time of drought, the cartoon dinosaurs of the story undertake an epic journey to an oasis known as the ‘Great Valley’. Along the way, Little Foot, the young Apatosaurus and protagonist of the story, is given a star-shaped leaf by his mother. A symbol of mother nature’s nurturing energy, the leaf is a reminder of what has given their tribe sustenance, and what awaits them in the bountiful valley. He holds onto this gift for the rest of his journey, and it becomes a source of power and energy that allows him to continue through the landscape and reach his goal.
The works in this show connect to this idea of landscape as expedition, encouraging movement within and throughout it—both literally and creatively. The artist seeks to present discrete landscape works in a number of different contexts, while unifying them with a single overarching concept, exploring the diversity of the subject matter and the myriad ways in which landscape painting can function. In accomplishing his goal, Lynch pulls inspiration and material from a variety of diverse sources, including fantasy illustration, places seen and unseen, animation, and tourist shop tchotchke.
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