Matt Hansel weaves surrealist imagery, 17th century Vanitas painting, European fairy tales and comic book visuals into dreamlike compositions. They are often carefully guarded by small trompe l’oeil figurines which the artist places at the bottom center of the canvas. His new exhibition ‘Blackout” contemplates the wartime practice of minimizing light for protection against an attack and the murky obscurity of memory loss. Careful layering of fragmented Cimmerian shades, comic book text, digitally manipulated imagery, and realist depictions of European saints on pitch black ground meld into dynamic scenarios which recall the cover of an absurdist graphic novel where it is not entirely clear who the villains or the heroes are and what exactly they are fighting for. At YoursMine&Ours through March 25.