"[Matt Brackett is] a master at freezing-up uncertainty and forcing the viewer to ponder what will happen next. This approach is challenging and beautifully uncomfortable, telling us something about the artist's sly temperament."
"Matt Brackett’s work is a striking combination of the real and surreal. Drawing from landscape traditions throughout art history, his paintings are masterful compositions of form and light, threading personal and family narratives to create a realistic, yet alternate reality."
"Matt Brackett presents individuals in idyllically rendered landscapes subject to some unseen psychological or supernatural planetary unraveling: David Lynch scenarios in a Thomas Eakins light."
"Matt Brackett's narrative works move the viewer beyond the boundaries of the canvas itself, but they engage equally with the painted surface and the insistence of luminosity below the hidden waters."
"All of these paintings, though realistic or in some cases surrealistic, are really about the handling of space and light. Brackett decidedly updates and moves the tradition of American landscape painting into the twenty-first century. Beneath the beautifully painted surfaces enigmas and questions abound."
"...Brackett casts the glowing white of the house's lights against the electric blue that fills the sky just after the sun sets. He milks the magic and portent of that moment, which is neither night nor day, a time when unpredictable things can happen. In Brackett's paintings, they do."
"Rendered with light, intense color and emotionally charged perspectives reminiscent of Caravaggio, [Brackett's] characters actively grapple with the story of the house and its occupants, yet leave no easy answers for the viewer."