Bethany Marchman’s Latest Pop Surrealist Visions

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

After a summer hiatus, New York’s Bold Hype Gallery will re-open for Bethany Marchman‘s solo show, “Bless Your Heart.” The pop surrealist painter has a penchant for portraiture, placing childlike figures and animals in a somber world where a storybook sense of innocence seems to be lost. Marchman has created new paintings this year that cast her children and animals as early 20th-century circus freaks — tattoos, boa constrictors and theater set-like props beg questions about illusion and its underlying danger and potential cruelty.

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