The Passenger series is a resistance to adhere to a single voice. This range of styles might normally rest uneasily, as a poorly planned seven-course meal. In this case, a window and a wing will frame pretty much anything as cohesive in repetition. Such dry, narrative structures allow painting to open toward being an expedition in which there is no way to uncover bad data.
Peter Barrickman lives and works in Milwaukee. His work has been shown nationally and internationally at galleries and museums including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, The Tate Modern, and Cite des Arts International in Paris. His work has been written about in ArtForum, Art Papers, Art in America online, The New Republic, and The New York Times online. He is represented by Green Gallery.