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Brandon Anschultz: Suddenly Last Summer

Fall 2014

 

Brandon Anschultz’s work emphasizes the tactile qualities of paint, demonstrating the ability of the medium to go beyond its conventional two-dimensional use. Titled Suddenly Last Summer, Anschultz’s project at CAM uses the 1958 Tennessee Williams play and 1959 film of the same name as a jumping-off point. In his installation, layered paintings, sculptures, and objects such as mirrors, pillars, and lintels evoke set design, specifically the garden setting of Suddenly Last Summer, which serves as the location for some the most dramatic exchanges in the work as well as a tangible example of the play’s themes of repressed desire and the unforgiving reality of aging.