Clips > from press and co-conspirators :
By now it's pretty clear that both Barry and James think a great deal of Zimmerman's work, and not just because it doesn't seem to owe its intelligence, its sensibility or its aesthetic to anybody or anything. [ . . . ] His subject is a world we have all created through the destruction of one we had found. Zimmerman shows it to us as a world we can hardly begin to understand. —James Wagner, ArtCat, jameswagner.com
[ . . . ] a deftly manipulated Americana, complete with mythological twang. —Alexander Provan, The Village Voice
[ . . . ] His art studio in the neighborhood of Gowanus, Brooklyn, is a welcoming, inspiring, place — a cabinet of curiosities that gives a true sense of just how passionate he is about what he does [ . . . ] The fact that he creates beautiful, intricate collages out of a combination of these abandoned or thrown away things and his own photographs never ceases to amaze me [ . . . ] —Rachel Corbett, How to Pickle a Sweater
It has nothing to do with anyone and everything to do with everyone. —Patrick McCarthy, Zig Zags, Light in the Attic Records, Latitude/Longitude
[ . . . ] The Dust Dive's Bryan Zimmerman went so far as to wear his environment, draping himself with bog grime and megaphoning his poignant little-boy-lost vocals, accompanied by original member Laura Ortman's plaintive violin, while knee-deep in a pond for his group's first set. Afterwards, Zimmerman complained of baby leeches that had tumbled down his shirt but that had, admirably, led to no interruptions. [ . . . ] —Justin Stewart, The Wire
Went to my immensely talented pal Bryan Zimmerman's open studio yesterday for a very unique way of presenting your work! [ . . . ] Instead of just the typical experience of anonymously walking thru room after room of terrible, pretentious crap while the "artist" skulks in the corner of the studio playing with his iPhone, Bryan's stuff is everywhere around the studio, reminiscent of photos I have seen of Frances Bacon's studio. Bryan is in the moment, rummaging thru his piles of semi-composed and collected objects that he just hands to you, spontaneously discussing his plans for the work. It was a fantastically interesting and incredibly unpretentious presentation of his work in progress [ . . . ] —Jason Loewenstein, Sebadoh, Circle of Buzzards, Jakerock Recording Co.
[ . . . ] But it's the lead vocalist Bryan Zimmerman's clear, friendly, anchoring vocals that pull the listener to the heart of each of the songs on the Dust Dive's latest full-length. [ . . . ] The effect of Zimmerman's voice, prominent in the mix, is like that of the warm breath of a companion, whispering close to your ear in the late afternoon of a cold winter day. It warms and focuses, pulling you closer for both the heat and the story that it recounts. [ . . . ] —Joel Butler, panpot.ca