Chasing the Thing

For Bernard Mattox, the guiding principle of his work is the result of him having lived the last thirty years in the deep woods outside of New Orleans, where he was born. He considers himself more archaeologist than artist, excavating memories, dreams, and imagery from the inner strata of his mind. In his latest series, "Chasing the Thing", Mattox continues to use multiple symbols and themes to reflect a very personal experience in a subtle, yet intentional and archetypal way. Bernard Mattox earned his B.F.A. from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (Lafayette) and M.F.A. from Tulane University (New Orleans). Most recently in 2018, his work was featured in solo exhibitions at Fischer Galleries (Jackson, MS), the St. Tammany Art Association (Covington, LA), and Levee Gallery (Monroe, LA). In 2014, Mattox was featured in 'Inside Northside Magazine'. Select public collections of his work include the St. Tammany Parish Judicial Complex (Covington, LA), The Pentagon, Department of Architecture and Design (Washington, D.C.) and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans).
Exhibition Dates: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 to Saturday, October 12, 2019

Chasing the Thing #5

Chasing the Thing #5, 2019, oil and mixed media on wood panel, 48 x 48 x 3"

Chasing the Thing #2

Chasing the Thing #2, oil and mixed media on wood panel, 48 x 48 x 3"

Chasing the Thing #3

Chasing the Thing #3, oil and mixed media on wood panel, 60 x 48 x 3"

Chasing the Thing #4

Chasing the Thing #4, 2018, oil and mixed media on wood panel, 48 x 48 x 3"

Chasing the Thing #1

Chasing the Thing #1, 2019, oil and mixed media on wood panel, 48 x 48 x 3"

Chasing the Thing #6

Chasing the Thing #6, oil and mixed media on wood panel, 24 x 48 x 3"