This week, there is a review of Matt Bollinger: Furlough at Zürcher Gallery. About the white working-class people in his paintings, the artist states:
These are the figures that give me the greatest feeling of ambiguity, on one hand, they are like the men I knew growing up, family members or family friends, while on the other, the sort of guys who picked on me as a teenager.
Bollinger’s rejection of the Us-Them mentality permeating America reminds us that we must all try and get past the bigotry we grew up with.
— John Yau, Co-Editor, Hyperallergic Weekend