Randy Bolton Flicker + Fade

January 22, 2016 – February 27, 2016 John M. O'Quinn Gallery

Flicker + Fade is a solo exhibition by Randy Bolton including large-scale, wall and floor-based, sculptural print installations. As an innovative print artist, Bolton employs a kind of visual metaphoric language that is familiar, direct and accessible on the surface, but one that is layered to have a more subversive subtext that is rich in double-meanings and ambiguities. Bolton casts, paints and distresses objects for what he refers to as ‘sculptural prints’. His screen-printed images are based exclusively on photographic or documentary evidence – from photos taken on an iPhone of rather ordinary or quotidian subject matter, which are then re-assembled into stage-like settings to introduce a different kind of open-ended, associative narrative structure – one that more fully merges fiction with reality – and one that is reconstructed from a collection of metonymic fragments in which the many seemingly unconnected, unrelated images and objects represent parts of a larger, and not yet defined whole.