Carl Linstrum Press
Jerry Cullum, ARTSATL (7/24/2014):
Linstrum also represents prey and predators, but his Pretenders are all copied from taxidermy specimens in the dioramas of New York’s American Museum of Natural History. These same dioramas have been utilized by so many artists (including Atlanta’s own Joseph Peragine) that it’s difficult to imagine that anyone could find a new way of representing them. However, Linstrum has turned the figures into headshot-like portraits set against decorative patterns or painted on actual wallpaper.
Andrew Alexander, ARTSATL (6/30/2013):
There’s a sadness to the landscapes by Carl Linstrum, the third artist in the exhibition. He paints over camera-phone photos taken during a residency at the Hambidge Center in North Georgia, with a somber, subdued palette, though there’s also a delicious brightness to his rusts and burgundies. Flowers in bloom and spring leaves seem frozen, captured and still, while barren winter branches crackle with hidden warmth and stored light.