Matthew Palladino‘s work is edgy–at times heavily political, and sometimes uncomfortably so. Yet this new series of prints, done with acrylic ink on paper, doesn’t only just dwell in the divisive and gruesome gutter of headline news. It also rings with an overtone of American patriotism. Note, amidst whatever violence, the triumph and abundance of the red, white, and blue.
Matthew Palladino showed most of these pieces in an installation earlier this year with artist Eric Shaw at Space 1026 in Philadelphia.
by Shawn Johnson