Coming this Saturday Sept 12th to the Last Rites Gallery in New York, is a duo show with new works from Scott G. Brooks and Jeff McMillan. Scott G Brooks new series of works is entitled “Domestic Terror” and is best said in his words: “We called the show â€œDomestic Terrorâ€ because the work deals with the wide range of issues that could fall under that heading. Several paintings focus on the terror that happens on the home front, such as dysfunctional families and screwed up relationships, while others focus on the political and corporate forces terrorizing us. All the paintings are based on news stories weâ€™ve been subjected to recently. It seems like there is so much craziness going on right now and I try to capture just a little taste of that in my work.”
I love the idea of artists actually addressing some of the issues that we see all around us. While it is nice to escape into a completely made up world, something to take us away from the negative aspects of life, I think having “blinders” on the majority of our days is a bad idea. There sadly doesn’t seem to be too many current artists addressing some of the negativity, but it’s nice to see that exceedingly talented artists like Scott G Brooks are dealing with these issues and making the imagery a blast to look at.