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The Brandon presents

Maximilian Toth: Questionable Judgement

Opening Saturday, September 6th, 2014, 6pm - 9pm

Exhibition runs September 6th - October 18th, 2014

The Brandon is pleased to announce site specific, large-scale wall drawings by Maximilian Toth. 

Growing up in a sleepy suburb of Boston, Maximilian Toth draws inspiration from his own boyhood antics. His fast rendering of movement captures everyday scenes of adolescents at play, challenging each other’s strength, and discovering their own physical limitations. While previous work references pictorial compositions of 17th and 18th century history painting, this site-specific mural concentrates on playing with the compositional line between heaven and hell found in Michelangelo's "Last Judgment". Portraying that boundary between recreation and recklessness, Toth separates the suspended cherubian youth from those down below where the daring live. These vignettes avow liminal moments of youth, and make the mundane monumental.

 

Maximilian Toth (b. 1978) received his MFA from Yale in 2006. Toth has ad solo exhibitions in New York, Minneapolis and Australia, as well as, numerous group shows including Wadsworth Athenaeum, CT, Dallas Contemporary, TX; and Prospect New Orleans, LA.

 

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