Joan Linder and Maureen O'Leary Turn the Suburbs Surreal

Shawn Ghassemitari, HYPEBEAST, July 8, 2021

Anyone who has grown up in the suburbs, can attest that they are a weird place--far removed from city life. Many families sprawl out for a number of reasons--lower living costs, peace and clarity or wider spaces. But often times, these communities have an unusual code of conduct that sees neighbors interacting in a strange and secretive relationship, that at times, broods with mischief and voyeurism.


This underbelly is the object of focus for artists Joan Linder and Maureen O'Leary in their latest exhibition, Slightly Surreal Suburbia, which is now viewing at New York's Cristin Tierney Gallery.