Collective Conscious
Beautifully and tenderly realised, ‘Collective Conscious’, is both Matt Bollinger’s first solo exhibition in London and with mother’s tankstation; it foregrounds a series of seven new paintings, predominantly portraits of ordinary women – Honeysuckle and her sisters – figures rounded by poor diets; pumping gas, smoking under a tree, at home watching a DVD while on oxygen. Spatially dominating the gallery, a large-format diptych, ‘Entertainment Center’, depicts very normal figures in an American electronics store going about their business, while (collectively) unconscious of nineteen TV screens that run breaking news of yet another school shooting. A soundtrack and musical score...
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  • Matt Bollinger: Collective Conscious , 15 April - 12 June 2021

    Matt Bollinger

    Collective Conscious, 2021

    Installation view at mother's tankstation, London

    Matt Bollinger: Collective Conscious

    15 April - 12 June 2021
    Beautifully and tenderly realised, Collective Conscious is both Matt Bollinger's first solo exhibition in London and with mother's tankstation; it foregrounds a series of seven new paintings, predominantly portraits of ordinary women - Honeysuckle and her sisters - figures rounded by poor diets; pumping gas, smoking under a tree, at home watching a DVD while on oxygen. Spatially dominating the gallery, a large-format diptych, Entertainment Center, depicts very normal figures in an American electronics store going about their business, while (collectively) unconscious of nineteen TV screens that run breaking news of yet another school shooting. A soundtrack and musical score from Bollinger's Between the Days, a tour de force stop motion animation, ambiently crosses over and joins otherwise lonely lives. Bollinger's (born Kansas, 1980, lives and works N.Y. State) powerful paintings and animations address the everyday social derelictions, economic diminishments, but human gains and bonds, generated by ravages of the...