Eliot Markell reviews works by Farrell Brickhouse at Life on Mars Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn, on view through December 2, 2014.
Markell writes that "Brickhouse’s work is all about sensation and persona. Although not exclusively autobiographical, they largely stem from original sources of recalled life experience. .. Left to their own devices, Brickhouse’s brushy notions acquire a kind of sloppy finesse. They engage an illusionistic flux that free up his potent symbols, without need for compositional depth or overly textured impasto... Brickhouse’s work inhabits his being, which is his medium as much as paint."