Posted on December 20, 2016
Lordan Bunch: Last Picture Attempt
December 20, 2016 – January 20, 2017
Front Window Gallery is pleased to present three paintings from Lordan Bunch’s Last Picture series. For this body of work, Bunch repeatedly painted a portrait of the incorruptible Saint Bernadette in repose, trying to perfect the image with each subsequent attempt. Close inspection reveals subtle differences between each painting – a slightly narrower curve or barely perceptible deepening of color – showing Bunch making minor adjustments in pursuit of “the perfect painting.” The result is a beautiful and melancholic meditation on the seductive, but unattainable, notion of The Ideal.