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© 2019 by Matt Nolan

TRIGGER WARNING

This series reflects on the suicide of David Buckel.  It explores the literal underpinnings of the petro-protest self-immolation through research on petrochemical disasters during his life that may have contributed to his mindset.  It also explores institutional self-immolation through the lens, imagery, and example of The National Museum of Brazil fire.  Luzia, who was lost in the fire, acts as a grounding force for this electrifying work that crosses multiple artistic disciplines.  The show premiered in September 2018 as a solo exhibition at The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA.  This show is currently available for exhibit.