Jack Williams, of WBZ/CBS Boston, interviews Nex, a teen up for adoption, in the Danforth Art Museum’s gallery featuring Brackett’s New Waters solo show. Nex was inspired by the painting Temple Thieves, and drew his own composition which he shares at the end of the feature.
"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 is featured in a curated compendium of notable Boston artists.
"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."