Many of Dan Attoe’s oil on masonite paintings are small, but certainly of significance. Attoe, whose dad was in the Forest Service, grew up in northern Minnesota, so it is not surprising that the landscape looms large (trees are very important, even in more urban scenes), completely dwarfing the people in the scenes. Still, they call out their statements nonetheless and get their points across. The text is often unexpected in the context, so the pictures come across as being from a fragment of a hazy dream.
Artist: Dan Attoe
Dan Attoe’s new show, You Have More Freedom Than You Are Using, runs from June 23 through July 22 at the Peres Projects in Berlin.
Wood Nymphs and Officer