Bringing It All Back Homeby Matthew Innis |
“Bringing It All Back Home” explores the current state of American identity. What does it mean to be “American” today? Although Richard Thomas Scott and Brendan O’Connell share similar Southern roots and international backgrounds, they have different artistic approaches to examining America’s identity crisis. Born in Tucker, Georgia, and now living in Cornwall, Connecticut, O’Connell is a Contemporary American artist well-known for his paintings of Walmart interiors. Born in Conyers, Georgia, and now living in Hudson, New York, Scott is an American figurative painter best known for asking tough questions about world events or societal injustices through provocative and sometimes controversial imagery.