NATHAN CLARK BENTLEY:
WAITING FOR THE NIGHT
June 26, 2021 – September 5, 2021
Nathan Clark Bentley, Tomorrow Won’t Do (Waiting for the Night), 2020, oil on canvas, 40” x 48.” Lent by the Artist.
This exhibition features an entirely new body of work by New Hampshire artist Nathan Clark Bentley, the First Prize winner of FAM’s 84th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft in 2019. During the pandemic, Bentley spent time reflecting on the joys and regrets of his past. His new paintings are dreamlike narratives that combine memory and fantasy, and include images and symbols from American youth culture that reference popular music, consumer products, stereotypical gender roles, and various familiar addictions.