Providence artist Two Thangs shows his pop-culture mashups at AS220

Harmony Cardenas

Providence is nicely known for its vibrant arts scene, from its galleries and museums to the vibrant murals on the sides of structures. A single current transplant is bringing his unique pop-artwork eyesight to downtown in a show at AS220.

Matthew Brennan IV, who produces his artwork less than the title Two Thangs, will present his do the job by means of March 26 at the exhibit “Voices Talking Loudly,” the very first exhibit at AS220 considering that the pandemic hit two years in the past.

The name Two Thangs will come from Brennan’s mashup concept, which brings together two features of pop lifestyle, regardless of whether it truly is the Television demonstrates “Bob’s Burgers” and “Twin Peaks,” journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson with a lion, or a snail on a banana. The inspiration will come from discussions he has with folks and what they’d like to see in a perform of art.

Artist Matthew Brennan IV, who paints under the name Two Thangs, poses with "A Filthy Day in the Neighborhood," a mashup of director John Waters and Mister Rogers, at a show in Boston.

“Basically, I go to persons, or any person who will come up to me, and I notify them about what I do, and they decide two issues from the outdoors planet,’’ he suggests. “It can be two points that aren’t singularly from a person’s life. It can also be from pop society or just something all over us.”

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The thought turned his comprehensive-time profession about seven decades back, and he says “it’s led to lots of quite interesting places to acquire my paintings.”

"Golden Docs," a mashup of "The Golden Girls" and "Doctor Who," by artist Two Thangs.

Brennan began his profession as Two Thangs in Seattle in 2015, and he moved to Boston in 2018 ahead of developing himself in Providence a few of yrs ago. He suggests he enjoys how a great deal is happening in these kinds of a modest location, and how creative imagination plays a huge aspect in Providence’s lifestyle.

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